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File #: 2014-1013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/10/2014 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 12/9/2014
Enactment date: 12/9/2014 Enactment #: 27
Effective date: 12/17/2014    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One, Administrative, Chapter 114, to create the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to encompass current Bureau of Building Inspection employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to formalize the status of the Department and set roles, responsibilities, and functions for its Director.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2014-1013.docx
Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One, Administrative, Chapter 114, to create the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to encompass current Bureau of Building Inspection employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to formalize the status of the Department and set roles, responsibilities, and functions for its Director.
Body
WHEREAS, Section 208 of the City of Pittsburgh's Home Rule Charter permits units of government to be established by ordinance submitted by the Mayor or City Council; and

WHEREAS, Section 102 of the Charter defines "unit of government" as including "any subdivision of City government including any department, bureau, division, board, commission or magistrate court:" and

WHEREAS, in order to streamline and accelerate licensing and permitting, increase compliance with building codes and property maintenance codes, and better coordinate functions across departments, the Bureau of Building Inspection shall be raised to the level of a department and shall be renamed the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh herby enacts as follows:

Section 1.

Chapter 114 - Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections

114.01 - Director as Head

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections shall be under the charge of a Director, who shall be the head thereof.

120.02 - Powers and Duties of Director

The Director of the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections shall have the following powers and duties:

(a) The enforcement of all building, property maintenance, fire prevention, and licensing codes;
(b) The establishment and management of all inspection programs related to the enforcement of these codes;
(c) The issuance of permits and licenses related to these codes;
(d) The condemnation and demolition of structures;
(e) The signing of contracts and other signatory functions related to the Department;
(f) Any other...

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