Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How Do I Rent a Pavillion?

Two pavilions are available to rent.

  • The “Stoner Family Pavilion” is located in front of the Children’s Playground.
  • The “Rotary Pavilion” is located closer to the School. 

Please email or call 412-828-3232 to discuss available dates.

How Can i Obtain a New Recycling Bin or Yard Waste Container?

Recycling and Yard Waste Bins are available for purchase through the Borough Office. The cost is $50.00 for a Yard Waste Bin and $64.64 for a Recycling Bin. Checks and Cash are gladly accepted (exact change, please.). Your new bin delivered to your home usually within one or two business days.

How Do I Request a Municipal Lien Letter?

 These requests are normally sent to the Borough by the Closing or Settlement Company. All requests must include:

  • Property Address
  • Present Owner Names
  • Block & Lot Number/Parcel Number
  • Closing Date
  • $35.00 Check for the processing, an additional $40.00 for Rush

Also, please note how you would like to have your Lien Letter sent. If you request via US Postal Service, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. We do require that Both Parties (Present Owner and Proposed Owner) fill out the Certificate of Ownership and Use Form. These forms are available at 

If you have any questions, please email or call 412-828-3232. All documents and requests must be in within 5 days of closing before an additional $40.00 Rush fee will be charged.

My Borough Shade Tree needs pruned or is damaged, who do I contact?

We ask that all Tree Requests are submitted in writing. All requests will be forwarded to our Shade Tree Commission for review and follow-up. If it is an emergency, please contact the Borough Office for assistance. Brian Crooks, Chair of the Shade Tree Commission will be happy to assist you with questions or concerns and can be reached via email at

My trash or recycling was not picked up, who do I contact?

Oakmont Borough Front Desk: 412-828-3232



How do I file a complaint?

Complaints can be filed by completing the Complaint Form located in the form library or by calling the Borough office. Once received in the Borough Office they will be reviewed and handled by the proper department. Please provide your contact information. We will not share your information with whom the complaint is against, but we need to be able to reach you with any further information we may need to assist you. We cannot act on anonymous complaints.

I have questions about a Tax Bill, who do I call?

Please visit for a list of local taxes and collector contact information.

just moved to Oakmont, who do I contact for utilities?

  • Oakmont Water Authority – 412-828-7220
  • Duquesne Light – 412-393-7100
  • Peoples Gas – 1-866-566-6001
  • Pennsylvania Municipal (Sewage and Garbage) – 412-828-0101

Public Works

When does leaf pick-up begin and end?

Leaf pick-up normally begins in Mid-October once the leaves begin to fall. The last pick-up is dependent on the amount of leaves that have fallen.  This will be decided and will be announced when the time comes.

What are the regulations for leaf pick-up?

Once leaf collections starts in Mid-October, we ask that you rake your leaves to the curb and NOT into the street. If your leaves are in the street this will cause problems with the storm drains. Our Street Crew has a grid that they follow and will make it to your street. We will make you aware of the last week for pick-up once leaves are picked up for the season, it is the property owner’s responsibility to remove any additional yard debris.

The leaf truck will NOT pick up sticks, limbs or any other yard waste besides leaves.  Please be sure to remove those other items and place them in your bin or bag them for pick-up by the trash company on the correct week.

My leaves have not been picked up, who do I contact?

Our Street Crew will ensure that each street is picked up for the season. The leaf crew makes every attempt to follow the street sweeping schedule, but have the right to alter their collection route at any time. The amount of leaves, wet leaves, parked cars in front of leaf piles, and dumping leaves affects the crew’s schedule. Administration asks for your patience, and know that the crew will be around to collect your leaves.

Code Enforcement

How do I obtain a Building Permit?

Building Permit Applications can be found on our Forms page. Once filled out, please submit them to the Borough Office, they will then be picked up by BIU and processed. If they have any questions, they will contact you. Once approved, they will be processed back into the Borough Office and you will be contacted for pick-up and cost.

I have questions about an Inspection, who do I call?

Code Enforcement Agency issues all of our Permits. If you have questions, they can be reached at 412-766-2565.

If you have picked up your Permit and have questions or need to schedule inspections please contact BIU. All information will be inside the information packet with you Permit Placard.


How do I obtain a Solicitors Permit?

Please contact the Police Department. The NON-Emergency Number is 412-826-1578

What is the Non-emergency Number for the Police?

Non-Emergency calls and questions for the Police Department: 412-826-1578.

If you have an emergency….Call 911

How to I obtain a copy of a Police Report?

Contact the Police Department at 412-826-1578

How do I pay my ticket or citation?

You can pay your ticket online with a credit card, in person at the Police Department located at 769 Fifth Street or if it is after hours you can drop off your ticket in the drop box located on the front of the Police Station. The Borough Office cannot accept your ticket payments.

There is a deceased Deer on the road, who can I call?

Contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 724-238-9523

Oakmont Borough will not collect trapped or live raccoons, birds or any other animals.