1444 Hillsdale Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412-561-8900

FAQs

When is the Borough Building open?

Monday 8:30am-8:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-12pm except for federal holidays and weather emergencies.

Where do I apply for a dog license?

Applications are available at the Borough Office and Police Department, in the attached form or located at the following link. if you fill out the form here, please mail it to:

Allegheny County Treasurer, 436 Grant Street, Room 109, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Dog License Application (PDF)

Can I put appliances out with my regular garbage?

Appliances and furniture, except for TVs, computers and other electronics, can go out with the regular garbage. However, any appliance with freon must have the freon removed first.

Does the Mayor have any set hours to meet with the public?

Updated office hours can be found on the Meet the Mayor page. 

How do I get rid of old paint?

Take the lid off of the paint can and let the paint dry out. Once the paint is dry you may put it out with your regular garbage.

How do I go about having a Block Party?

An application for a block party must be filled out and submitted to the Borough Office in advance of the requested block party date. Once the application is approved by the Chief of Police, a request for service will be sent to the Borough Street Department so that barricades may be delivered prior to the requested time and date.

I am a landlord in Dormont Borough. Do I need to register my tenants with the Borough Office?

Every person owning any residential property within the Borough of Dormont which is rented, in whole or in part, to one or more persons for residential purposes shall certify to the Borough, for each rental property on forms which may be obtained in the Borough Office, the name, mailing address and telephone number of the owner and of all tenants occupying the rental property. Beginning in the calendar year 2001, such certification shall be made at least once annually not later than the last day of January of each respective calendar year. The annual certification shall be accompanied by a filing fee which shall be established by Council in a fee resolution from time to time. If a change in tenant occupancy occurs mid year, the owner shall provide to the Borough the new tenant information within fifteen (15) days of the change occurring but shall not be subject to a new filing fee except at the annual certification.

Tenant Registration Application (PDF)

Sewage Usage & Billing

Beginning in December, 2012, Jordan Tax Service bills residents on a monthly basis for sewer usage. Pennsylvania American Water no longer will perform this service due to a new computer system. On the Jordan Tax bill you can see exactly how many gallons of water have been used for a month, and see the exact calculation of the sewer portion of the bill.

If you look at the section of the bill entitled Current Wastewater Charges, you will see two lines:

Line Number One: ALCOSAN Svc Charge
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) has a monthly service charge of $3.54 per account. This is passed on to the end user in this portion of the bill.

Line Number Two: Volume
The Borough of Dormont has two components to its billing in addition to the monthly service fee:

1. A charge of $5.05 per 1,000 gallons of water used. This is the basic fee charged by ALCOSAN..

2. A maintenance charge of $4.50 per 1,000 gallons of water used. This fee helps the Borough of Dormont to construct new sanitary lines and maintain the existing sanitary sewer lines.

Example: Billing Calculation:

If a resident were to use 18,000 gallons of water in July,
the bill would be calculated as follows:
$4.32 per 1000 gallons x 18,000 gallons = $77.76
$4.50 per 1000 gallons x 18,000 gallons = $81.00
$3.02 Monthly Service Charge = $ 3.02

Therefore, the sewer charges for the month of July would be $161.78.

Should you have any questions concerning your sewage bill, please contact Jordan Tax Service at 412-835-5243.

What are the discount, face, and penalty dates for real-estate tax?

Real estate tax bills are mailed on March 1st of every year.

—The discount period is March 1st through April 30th.
Taxes paid during this period are eligible for a 2% discount.

— The “face” period is from May 1st through June 30th.
Taxes paid during this period are due at “face” value.

— The penalty period is from July 1st through December 31st.
Taxes paid during this period have a ten percent (10%) penalty added to the face value.

What are the real estate tax collector's office hours?

The real estate tax collector is in his office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The office is open every day from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM the last two weeks in April and the last two weeks in August.

What are the rental rates for the various Borough facilities?

In December of each year, Borough Council adopts a fee resolution which outlines the costs for numerous programs and rental fees. The most current resolution provides for the following fees:

Community Room (located in the Municipal Center)
$50/hr for residents and $70/hr for non-residents + $100 refundable security deposit.

Gymnasium
$35/hr for residents and $50 / hr for non-residents + $75 refundable security deposit.

Recreation Center
$350 (residents) and $400 (non-residents) for ten hours + $200 refundable security deposit.

Large Pavilion in Dormont Park
$100 (residents) and $150 (non-resident) + $50 refundable security deposit

Small Pavilions in Dormont Park
$50 (residents) and $75 (non-residents) + $50 refundable security deposit

Beggs Snyder Pavilion
$50 (residents) and $75 (non-residents) + $50 refundable security deposit.

What holidays affect the garbage & recycling schedule?

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

What is a Dye Test and when do I need one?

Any person selling or transferring real property (hereinafter “applicant”) located within the borough shall make application before the date of sale or transfer. The applicant shall then have a plumber who is registered and licensed by the Allegheny County Health Department perform a dye test on the property to be sold or transferred. Such plumber shall complete the appropriate portions of the form and certify the results of each test. In the event that there are no illegal storm or surface water connection discharges, the Borough Manager, or his or her designee, shall issue a sanitary sewer certificate upon payment of a fee as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.

When an illegal storm or surface connection or discharge is discovered by means of the above-mentioned dye testing, no sanitary sewer certification will be issued until the illegal connections or discharges are removed and certification of such removal by a registered plumber is received.

What items should I put out in my recycling bin?

#1 and #2 plastics, milk cartons & pop bottles, clear and colored glass, aluminum and bimetal jars and bottles, and newsprint – bundled or in paper bags.

What School District do we live in?

Dormont Borough, Castle Shannon Borough, and Green Tree Borough comprise the Keystone Oaks School District. They can be reached at 412-571-6000.

When and where can I buy a residential permit parking permit?

Residential permit parking permits are available at the Dormont Police Department from 7 am until 7 pm. All questions concerning this program should be directed to the police desk at 412-561-8900 x300.

When do pool passes go on sale?

Pool passes go on sale starting April 1st of every year. Passes are available at the Borough Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

When does the Borough Council meet?

The Council meets the last Monday of the month to prepare the agenda for the business meeting. The business meeting is in Council Chambers at 7:00 on the first Monday of the month.

When does the Borough send out its newsletter?

The newsletter is quarterly. Editions are mailed out in March, June, September and December.

When is Leaf Pick-up?

Leaves are picked up on six (6) times in the Fall, two (2) in the Spring (dates not yet determined). The dates are in the borough newsletter which is attached to the website & the calendar

Who is the earned income tax collector?

Jordan Tax Service, Inc. is the earned income tax collector for the Borough of Dormont.

JORDAN TAX SERVICE, INC.
102 Rahway Road
McMurray, PA 15317
724-731-2300 or 412-835-5243

Website: http://jordantax.com/

EIT Forms: http://jordantax.com/Forms/JTS-TaxpayerAnnualLocalEITReturnSWACTCD.pdf