Pleasant Hills Boro General Information

Community Information


BALDWIN EMS SERVICE. The Borough of Pleasant Hills designated Baldwin EMS as the primary pre-hospital care provider.  Baldwin EMS provides 24-hour emergency services and offers Community Health Training Programs.  Contact Baldwin EMS at 412-884-0666 for further information. 
COMMUNITY DAY.  Each year in August, the Borough sponsors  Community Day that starts with a parade.  Many activities are planned throughtout the day which include food booths and entertainment at Mowry Park.  The day ends with a giant fireworks display.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.  Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Friends of the Library, Lions Club, YMCA, Pleasant Hills Peppy Steppers (senior citizens).
DOGS.  All dogs six months or older must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Borough licenses are for a one-year period (January thru – December) at a cost of $10.00.  Dogs are prohibited from running at large upon public streets of the Borough, in Borough parks, or upon the property of persons other than the owners of such dogs.  A County dog license is also required.  Code Book Chapter 150-16. requires owner to clean up dog waste deposited in the street, public parks, and private property.
DUMPING AND LITTERING.  Dumping is not permitted within the Borough limits.  Wrecked or junk automobiles are prohibited.  Vehicles must have a current inspection and current license plate.  Accumulation of waste materials is prohibited.  Keep your property free of any rubbish, including removing your trash cans after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings.  Do not overload your recycling container; use an extra container so the wind doesn't blow the excess around the neighborhood.
FENCE.  New fence regulations have been adopted permitting various types and heights in selected locations.  A permit is required.  Please call the Zoning Department for details.
HOUSE NUMBERS.  House numbers must be displayed in a position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way.  All numbers must be Arabic numerals and at least 4 inches high and a ½ inch stroke.  Fines for violating the Ordinance may be up to $500.00.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT.  An annual event organized by the Police Department held in July.  Activities include a parade and an award presentation.  Call 412-655-5045 for details.
NEW ZONING REGULATIONS. Borough Council, in 2003, adopted new zoning regulations that effect all zoning districts and various items for both Residential and Commercial areas.  Please call the Zoning Department at 412-655-5035 if you are considering any changes or additions to your property.
PARKING.  Parking on Borough streets is prohibited from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Parking is prohibited on posted fire lanes.  Parking is prohibited on Borough streets when snow has accumulated more than six (6) inches.  Vehicles may not be parked in any yard area other than a driveway or a defined parking pad.  Fines for violating the ordinance, may be up to $500.00.
PARKS & PICNIC SHELTERS.  Parks are open from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Borough Residents, starting the first business day in January can reserve Shelter's 1 & 2 in Mowry Park or Shelter's A & B  in Pleasant Kingdom for a fee of $125.00 which includes a $25.00 security deposit which will be refunded if the shelter area is clean and damage free. All others can reserve picnic shelters after April 15th.  The fee is $150.00 which includes a $25.00 security deposit which will be refunded if the shelter is clean and damage free.  Picnic Shelter's may also be reserved on-line @ via Pay Pal.   For further information regarding Park Shelter reservations please call the Borough office at 412-655-3300.  

Motorcycles, motorbikes and mini-bikes are prohibited in the Borough Parks.  Bicycles are not permitted in Borough Parks.  Dogs must be on a leash while in Borough Parks. 
PERMITS.  A permit must first be obtained before installing or proceeding with among others, the following items or activities:  buildings, additions, permanent or portable swimming pools, outdoor air-conditioning units, signs, dish antennas, lawn sheds, decks, fences, parking pads, excavation and filling.  Please call the Zoning Department at 412-655-5035 for details.
PLEASANT HILLS ARBORETUM.  on West Bruceton Road is virgin land situated within the Borough.
PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY.  302 Old Clairton Road, phone number 412-655-2424.  Various activities and programs include:  Book Reviews, Travel Films, Story times for toddlers, pre-school age children, income tax assistance, summer reading programs, annual pet show, chess tournament and craft programs.  A copy machine is also available for public use at the library.
PUBLIC COUNCIL MEETINGS.  Third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 
SELLING YOUR HOME.  A Dye Test is required when selling your home.  Please call the Zoning Department at 412-655-5034 for details.
SIGNS.  Posting of signs or posters on utility poles are prohibited.  Business and Residential signs require a permit.  Please call the Zoning Department at 412-655-5035 for details.
SNOW REMOVAL.  It is a violation of the Borough Code Article V, Chapter  316-19. to shovel, push or throw snow onto Borough streets.  Fines for violation of the Borough Code may be up to $500.00.  Borough Code Chapter 316-19. requires owners to remove snow, ice, and sleet within 24 hours after snowfall.
SOLICITING.  All Solicitors are required to purchase a soliciting permit for door to door solicitation in the Borough of Pleasant Hills. Soliciting permit applications must be filled out at the Administration Office to receive a permit and you must show current photo identification.  Soliciting permit fees are $25/day, $75/week or $150/month.  Call 412-655-3300 for details.  If a Borough Resident would like to add their home address to the Borough's "No Soliciting List" you can complete a Solicitation Exclusion Request form. Or stop in at the Administration Department of the Municipal building on the 2nd floor to complete a form.  Your address will then be placed on our "No Soliciting List".  This list is given to all solicitors when they receive a soliciting permit.  You will also receive a "No Soliciting" sticker to be placed on your door or window.
TRAFFIC.  The speed limit in residential areas is 25mph.  The speed limit in Borough parks is 15 mph.
UTILITY INTERRUPTIONS.  The Police request that if you have a problem with your electric, water, gas and/or cable service to please call the Utility Company.  The Police lines must be kept open for emergencies and have no control over the Company responses.
835 Old Clairton Road
Jefferson Hills, PA  15025-3131
Administration Department - 412-655-8450
Gill Hall Elementary                      412-655-4732
Jefferson Elementary                   412-655-4163
McClellan Elementary                   412-655-2700
Pleasant Hills Middle School           412-655-8680
Thomas Jefferson High School      412-655-8610
PHVFC (FIRE)  412-653-2222
BALDWIN EMS  412-884-0666
WATER  PAWC  1-800-565-7292
GAS   PEOPLES  1-800-253-3928
GAS COLUMBIA  1-888-460-4332
CABLE   VERIZON  1-800-837-4976
CABLE COMCAST  1-800-266-2278