Allegheny County Housing and Community Environment Inspections

Residential Complaint Housing and Community Environment Inspection Reports posted to this web site include owner and tenant occupied dwellings with or without health code violations. The reports are based on visual inspection by Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) inspectors. The primary basis for the inspections are the rules and regulations contained in “Article VI, Houses and Community Environment”. The entire health and housing code can be found at:

All ownership data listed on the inspection reports is collected from multiple sources, and is subject to change at any time. Changes in ownership may not be reflected on the posted reports. The following terms, definitions, and descriptions will be useful as you review the ACHD inspection reports.

Property Locations: A property location is typically a street address for a parcel of land which may or may not include a structure. Each location is associated with a city, borough, or township, state, and ZIP code, with geographic divisions by 2010 census tract.

Service Requests, Types of Service Requests, and Inspection Reports: A service request is a recorded instance, created when a complaint is made about a specific property. Each case has a unique service request number and cites a specific property location in violation.

Inspection Report and Violation Details: Each inspection report cites the sections of Article VI for which a property is found to be in violation. These citations are known as Violations. The nature of the violation is described in the inspection report. Each inspection report lists the property address or location, the date of inspection, a service request number, service request type, and a narrative description of the violation with a suggested remedy. It is possible that a property address may have more than one service request, particularly when multiple apartments at the same location or address have been inspected.

Note: All ACHD inspection reports and data posted on this web site are subject to errors and/or omissions. The cited violations are valid only as of the date of the inspection report. Inspection reports are uploaded monthly during the first week of the month and the upload includes new inspections up to the end of the preceding month.

Data is in three relational resources with the common field of Inspection ID.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Public Access Level Comment
Temporal Coverage 2013/01/01 - PRESENT
Geographic Unit Street Address
Data Notes
Related Document(s)
Frequency - Data Change Daily
Frequency - Publishing Weekly
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