Department of Building Inspections and Code Enforcement

Welcome to Baldwin Borough’s Department of Building Inspection. We are here to provide as much guidance and information as possible for the health, safety, and welfare of Baldwin Borough citizens. This department addresses all business pertaining to:
  • Property maintenance complaints
  • Grading permits
  • Residential occupancy
  • Commercial fire safety inspections
  • Any type of construction

Building Permits

If you are changing the built environment on your property, please see the Building Permit page for more information.

Code Enforcement & Property Maintenance

As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining your property in compliance with Borough codes. Please see the Borough Code for more information.

Occupancy Inspections

Residential properties that are sold or have new tenants are required under Borough code to be inspected and issued an Occupancy Permit. See the Occupancy Inspection page for further details.

Zoning Ordinance

The department also deals with all zoning inquiries, ranging from shed placements to zoning district usage. The entire Baldwin Zoning Ordinance can be found online. More information can be found on the Zoning page.

Elevation Certificates

As part of new flood hazard mitigation projects, the Borough requires an elevation certificate be filled out when building a new structure or substantially adding to an existing structure. More information can be found under the Flood resource Center on the Elevation Certificate Page.

Contact Us

To schedule a commercial fire safety or residential occupancy inspection, contact Stephanie Matus at 412-882-9600, extension 1715.

Allegheny County Health Department: Open Burning Regulations

The County regulates all outdoor fires, aka open burning. Read their fact sheet for information about restrictions, permits, and their 24 hour complaint line.