Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

P: 412-761-5820

F: 412-761-5953

Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm



Welcome to the official website of Avalon Borough.  Visit often for updated information as we prepare for community events and borough activities.


The Borough of Avalon, located 6 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, is where 4,705 residents call home (Source: 2010 Census). Just .6 square miles nestled along the banks of the Ohio River, Avalon offers many big city amenities.  Residents have access to an excellent public transportation system and is conveniently located to State Route 65 and Interstates 79 and 279.


Avalon's close proximity to Pittsburgh allows sports fans to have a variety of teams to follow from college action football and basketball to professional football, hockey and baseball.   The cultural district offers endless theater, symphony and concert possibilities throughout the year and will satisfy anyone's entertainment needs.  Avalon offers convenient local shopping and a variety of dining experiences as well as being minutes away from a number of major shopping malls.


Northgate School District keeps families involved with Friday night football games and the Homecoming Parade in the fall, various band and chorus concerts and other sports throughout the year and finally bringing the school year to a close with the spring musical.  Annual community events keep residents busy with 5K races, church festivals, boys baseball and girls softball organizations, fireworks and "dumpster" days keep the residents involved and proud of living in Avalon Borough. 

Updated: February 25, 2021


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The Borough of Avalon announces they currently have (1) vacancy on the Borough Council in Ward 2. The Borough of Avalon Council is accepting letters of interest from qualified Avalon residents residing in Ward 2 to serve out the remainder of a term that ends December 2021. Interested persons should fill out the vacancy application (application available at the Borough Building and on the Borough of Avalon’s website), submit a letter of interest and current resume to the Borough Manager via email (, mail, or dropped off at the Avalon Borough Building, 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202 on or before 4:00 pm, January 29, 2021.

Click here for the Vacancy Application


Taylor Ave Gas Line Construction Info

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania has informed the Borough that a gas line infrastructure improvement project on Orchard Ave between Fisk and Harrison Ave that will include some work on Harrison Ave will begin the week of January 24, 2021. The project will include the installation of a new gas line on Orchard Ave.


There will be restricted street parking that will roll with the project and will be posted accordingly. Traffic restrictions will take place during the day. 


Please stay alert for changing traffic patterns to ensure the safety of our Police Officers and the workers completing the project. 


Weather permitting this project is expected to continue into the summer of 2021. 


Thank you for your patience with this important infrastructure project to provide safer delivery of natural gas to the residents of Avalon Borough.

Thank you for your patience with this important infrastructure project to provide safer delivery of natural gas to the residents of Avalon Borough.
Thank you for your patience with this important infrastructure project to provide safer delivery of natural gas to the residents of Avalon Borough.




Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:30 PM


Combined with the Streets and Safety Committee Meeting


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:00PM


Thursday, February 11, 2021- 6:00 PM


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:30 PM

Notice is hereby given that Avalon Borough’s February Committee and Council Meeting will be conducted via Zoom Meeting and/or offer a Zoom Meeting option due to the Governor’s modifications to the COVID-19 restrictions announced on July 15, 2020. The meeting will take place at the same time and date as originally scheduled. 

A copy of the preliminary meeting agenda will be posted on the Borough website ( Members of the public are welcome to submit questions or comments about items on the agenda to All questions and comments received will be entered into the record of the meeting.

Members of the public will be able to listen to the meeting by using a website URL and/or telephone provided through Zoom Meeting. To attend the audio meeting virtually by computer or telephone, please contact the Borough of Avalon office at or 412-761-5820.

Meetings will take place via Zoom. Please contact the Borough here for that ability to listen to the audio of the meeting. 

 Please submit any questions or comments to be included in the meeting via email here. You must include your name and address to be included in the pubic record.




Applications are subject to all requirements under the Program policies. Property eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis based upon consideration of a variety of factors related to blight. To be eligible for the Program, a property must at a minimum meet all preliminary eligibility requirements, including:


    •  Be a vacant lot or vacant structure.
    •  Have at least three years of tax delinquency.

Pages 62-65 of Avalon Borough's 2018 Blight Strategy Report
 has a list of properties that may be eligible for this program. 
Please click here to sign up for the 
Do Not Knock - No Solicitation List. 

Avalon Borough Council recently passed an updated solicitation ordinance regarding door-to-door salespeople to protect the safety and well-being of Borough residents.


The last update to the ordinance was passed in 1963. The previous ordinance did not include the ability for residents to be placed on a No Solicitation/Do Not Knock list, nor did it provide the Police Department with a tool to complete full background checks on solicitation permit applicants. The new ordinance includes these measures, and it raises the daily solicitor fee from $10 to $30.


We encourage you to read the full, updated ordinance here. 


Above is a link to sign up for the No Solicitation/Do Not Knock List. Paper sign-up forms also are available at the Police Station and Borough Administration Office.


Small No Solicitation placards will be available for pickup at the Police Station and Borough Administration Office for individuals who have signed up for the No Solicitation/Do Not Knock List. While we encourage you to display the placard at your residence, it is not a requirement of the No Solicitation/Do Not Knock List.


As always, if a salesperson knocks on your door and doesn’t have the Borough of Avalon Solicitation Permit prominently displayed, please call 911 to notify the Avalon Police Department.

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Please be aware that Avalon Borough Council passed the General Fee Schedule for the year 2019 in December 2018. It included an increased fine for certain parking tickets. You can read Resolution 1183 here



As of January 1, 2006, all owners and/or landlords of real property within the Borough's limits must place any and all water, sewer and/or garbage service in the name of the owner and/or landlord. (Chapter 310, Article III, Section 30 of the Avalon Borough Code)

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