Public Safety and Human Social Services

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department in the Borough has five crewmen who are responsible for street maintenance and repair, water lines, sewer lines, as well as the salting and removal of snow on the Borough streets during the winter months. Water service is now provided by Hampton-Shaler Water Authority and the distribution lines for water is maintained by the Borough through the Sharpsburg Water Department. 

All water bills are collected at the Borough Office.

Trash Collection

Residential trash collection service in the Borough takes place every TUESDAY throughout the year. Whenever there is a national holiday during the week, the collection will be one day behind during that week. The following is a list of holidays affecting the 2016 trash collection schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1st
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th
  • Independence Day – Monday, July 4th
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 5th 
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24th
  • Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25th

Waste Management, North Huntingdon Hauling provides trash service for the Borough. Trash must be placed at the curb by 6:00 AM and is not to be put out prior to 6:00 PM the night before. If you have any questions regarding your trash collection, please contact their Customer Service Department at 1-800-458-4090, or contact the Borough office at (412) 781-0546.

Street Sweeping Dates

The following are dates in 2016 when there will be street cleaning service occurring in the Borough. Please make sure your vehicles are not parked in the designated street sweeping areas during the morning hours of those days. Your vehicle will be ticketed. Street sweeping begins in April and ends in November; on the first and third Mondays & Wednesdays of each month.

April 4, 6, 18 and 20; May 2, 4, 16, and 18; June 1, 6, 15 and 20; July 6, 18, and 20; August 1, 3, 15 and 17; September 7, 19, and 21; October 3, 5, 17 and 19 and November 2, 7, 16 and 21.

If you have any questions, call the police department at 412-781-0546, Ext. 111.


Building Inspector

Norm George-Professional Code Services is the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer for the Borough of Sharpsburg. Building inspections are performed as needed upon request.  Mr. George is available for general inquiries and inspections at the Borough office every Tuesday from 9:00-1:00.   Newly sold properties are required to be inspected prior to the closing. The building inspector will never go into a property without being invited in or without someone being at the property. If you would like to file a complaint regarding a code or building violation, please call the borough office at (412) 781-0546.

Usage and Occupancy Permits

Usage Permits are a Borough requirement for any new business desiring to establish in Sharpsburg. You can obtain a Usage Permit at the Borough Municipal Building, located at 1611 Main Street during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Occupancy Permits are required for property owners desiring to lease their space to tenants, whether this is residential, business, or industrial.  According to Borough regulations it is the landlords responsibility to register NEW tenants with the borough office so up to date information is available for emergency purposes. Occupancy Permits can be obtained at the Borough Municipal Building.

Tax Collection

The Borough collects real estate tax from properties within Sharpsburg. Additionally, the Borough is responsible for collecting Fox Chapel School District taxes from residents living in Sharpsburg.

All delinquent real estate taxes are paid to Keystone Collections Group, not the Borough of Sharpsburg.

Earned Income Tax (EIT), collected on earned wages and self-employed income, are collected by the Keystone Collections Group. Keystone Collections Group collects Local Service Tax (LST) for Sharpsburg

For additional information, please contact the Borough at (412) 781-0546.

School Crossing Guards

The Borough and the Fox Chapel School District partner to engage residents, hired by the police department, to cross our children at designated school bus stops.  To be considered for a school crossing guard position, background checks are needed and a job application is submitted to the Sharpsburg Police Department.

For additional information, please contact the Borough at (412) 781-0546


Updated March 25, 2014