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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What about getting my leaves and Christmas tree picked up?
  2. How do I request a street repair, or get a pothole filled?
  3. What do I do with concerns about Borough trees between the sidewalk and the curb?
  4. How do I obtain a handicapped parking permit?
  5. How do I apply for a building or demolition permit?
  6. Who do I talk to about Wage and Earned Income Tax?
  7. Who do I talk to about Real Estate taxes?
  8. What is required for a sale of property?
  9. Is a dye test required for the sale of property?
  10. Does Oakmont have a Chamber of Commerce?
  11. I am new to Oakmont. Where can I find information?
  12. I received a letter stating that I owe Delinquent Real Estate Taxes. What do I do?
  13. I received a letter stating that I owe Delinquent Real Estate Taxes, but I know I already paid them. What do I do?
  14. Why hasn't my street been plowed?
  15. As a property owner, what am I responsible for?
  16. What do I do if my street light goes out?
  17. What do I do about animal complaints?
What about getting my leaves and Christmas tree picked up?

Public Works crews pick up leaves raked between the sidewalk and the curb or behind the curb usually from October through mid-December, depending on weather influences. If you bag your leaves and set them at the curb, our garbage hauler will pick them up. Please do not rake leaves into the streets, which results in expensive repairs to clogged Borough sewers and may present a fire hazard to vehicles parked over dry leaves. Our garbage hauler will also pick up Christmas trees on collection days.

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How do I request a street repair, or get a pothole filled?

Call the Borough Office with the location of the problem. The Borough Manager authorizes these repairs, and a Work Order will go to the Street Crew to make the repairs. Keep in mind that during the freeze-thaw cycles of winter, it is very difficult to keep asphalt in a pothole.

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What do I do with concerns about Borough trees between the sidewalk and the curb?

Contact the Borough Office. A Work Order will be sent to the Shade Tree Commission to inspect the tree. The Shade Tree Commission must approve the tree service used to do any work on a Borough tree. Some expenses for Oakmont's shade trees are shared between the Borough and residents. Cost for pruning is assumed by the Borough. The cost for removal of a tree is shared equally by the Borough and the resident. The cost of stump removals and new trees are assumed entirely by the Borough. The Shade Tree commission, by ordinance, is prohibited from removing a tree that is healthy or not a safety threat.

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How do I obtain a handicapped parking permit?

You must first have a handicapped license. Applications for a handicapped parking permit can be obtained at the Borough Office. The fee is $25.00 a year. Your physician, as well as Oakmont Borough Council, must approve the request. Contact the Police Department at 412.826.1578 if you have questions.

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How do I apply for a building or demolition permit?

Contact our Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer Craig McVicker at 412-405-8231 before you begin.

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Who do I talk to about Wage and Earned Income Tax?

Contact Keystone Collections Group, who collects these taxes for the Borough, at 724-978-0300.

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Who do I talk to about Real Estate taxes?

For current year Real Estate Taxes, contact Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company (PaMS) at 412-826-0300. For all previous year and Delinquent Real Estate Taxes, contact Keystone Collections Group 724-978-0300.

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What is required for a sale of property?

You are required to have a Municipal Lien Letter ($30.00 fee) from the Borough stating that there are no municipal liens or claims (e.g. sidewalk repairs, tree removal bills, etc.) against the current property owner. Before the Borough can release the Lien Letter, a Certificate of Ownership and Use must be filed by both the buyer and seller for each property. These forms can be obtained at the Borough Offices, or on the Borough website under Forms, and must be notarized before returning to the Borough Offices. For Tax Certification Letters, contact Keystone Collections Group at 724-978-0300.

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Is a dye test required for the sale of a property?

The Seller's Certificate of Ownership and Use (see above) must certify that the storm and sanitary sewer waters have been separated on the property. If the homeowner is not sure if this has already been accomplished, then a dye test will be required at the owner’s expense.

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Does Oakmont have a Chamber of Commerce?

Yes, for information about the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce please contact Summer Tissue at P.O. Box 384, 504 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont, PA 15139, Office: 412.828.3238, Cell: 412.496.8941 info@oakmont-pa.com or visit the website: www.oakmont-pa.com

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I am new to Oakmont. Where can I find information?

Welcome to Oakmont! There are packets of information about Oakmont businesses available through Summer Tissue at the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce at 412.828.3238. Any other questions you may have, please feel free to contact the Borough Office. We will be happy to help you in any way.

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I received a letter stating that I owe Delinquent Real Estate Taxes. What do I do?

Contact Keystone Collections Group at 724-978-0300.

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I received a letter stating that I owe Delinquent Real Estate Taxes, but I know I already paid them. What do I do?

Please contact Keystone Collections Group at 724-978-0300. Be sure to have a copy of your cancelled check, both front and back, or some other form or proof of payment.

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Why hasn't my street been plowed?

Emergency routes have to be a priority for salting and plowing during winter. Emergency routes include: Hulton Road, Virginia Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Avenue. The Public Works crew makes every effort to get to all other streets as soon as possible. If your street needs to be cleaned, contact the Borough Office at 412.828.3232.

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As a property owner, what am I responsible for?

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and the Borough right-of-way abutting their properties in a safe and healthy manner.

Sidewalks: Sidewalk repairs must be performed according to Borough specifications which are available at the Borough Office. If the sidewalk has buckled because of underlying tree roots, the resident is permitted to remove tree roots in order to maintain a level sidewalk.

Snow Removal: Residents are required to remove snow from their sidewalks within 12 hours of the end of the snowfall. Overhanging Tree Limbs: Residents are required to keep tree limbs from their properties that overhang the sidewalks trimmed to above 10' from the sidewalk.

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What do I do if my street light goes out?

Contact Duquesne Light for Street Light Outages at 412-393-7000. You will need to provide Duquesne Light with the location of the pole as well as the number written on the pole.

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What do I do about animal complaints?

Animal control is handled through the Police Department. Their non-emergency number is 412.826.1578.


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