Building Inspection Office

Inspection Officers


The Inspection Office oversees all residential and commercial construction in Mt. Lebanon, both new construction and remodeling. We review plans for code compliance and issue building permits. The Inspection Office also inspects properties for compliance with regard to the building, grading, health and safety, minimum property standards, solid waste and zoning chapters of the Mt. Lebanon Code.

Zoning Hearing Board

The Inspection Office administers the volunteer Zoning Hearing and Codes Review Boards. Every municipality which has enacted a zoning ordinance is required to have a Zoning Hearing Board. The purpose of the zoning hearing board is to conduct hearings and render decisions regarding requests for variances to the zoning chapter.

Considering renovating, repairing or expanding your home?

Check out our Mt. Lebanon Design Guide, a great resource for making good choices that will enhance the architectural style of your home and build value. Good information on roofs, doors, windows, porches, masonry, landscaping, lighting and many other things.

Embarking on a renovation project? Here are some questions to consider asking to make sure your contractor is right for the job and that the work will maintain the historic character of your home.

Parking Meter Reservation Request

Requests for Parking Permit Reservations must be submitted to our Inspections department for approval. Submitting the application does not guarantee the approval of the request.

Other Responsibilities

The Inspection Office also oversees enforcement of the ordinance adopted by the municipality to prevent overloading of sanitary sewers. The connection of storm water to a sanitary sewer is not permitted. Regulations controlling this matter are issued by The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), The Allegheny County Health Department (County Plumbing Code) and Mt. Lebanon, as part of the Mt. Lebanon Code Ordinances.

Corrective Action Plan

In order to control overloading the sanitary sewer, the DEP requires each local government to adopt a corrective action plan. One of the requirements of the plan is to reduce overloads to the sanitary sewer by removing rain, or storm water, from the lines. The purpose of dye testing is that property owners can correct the situation and bring their property into compliance. The Inspection Office will provide counseling to the property owner in the most efficient way to correct the problem.