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: July 222021


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Attention Residents!

New stop signs were recently installed at 907 Sedalia Avenue and the Intersection of Erdner Avenue and Sedalia Avenue.  Please also be mindful that the speed limit on all Borough streets is 25 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted.  Thank you for helping the residents of Avalon safe!


Due to staffing shortages, the Avalon Pool has updated its pool policies for the remainder of the 2021 Season.  Closures may occur if there are not enough lifeguards available to ensure that the pool can operate safely.  The Avalon Pool also reserves the right to limit the number of guests allowed to enter the pool area.  In the event this occurs, guests will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis with no preference to pass holders or cash patrons.  The Avalon Pool will continue to make efforts to accommodate all guests who wish to use the facilities; however, the primary concern must be the safety of patrons.  Please contact the Borough Administration Office with any questions or concerns about these policies.


Meetings will be held in person at the Avalon Borough Administration Building.



Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 4:30 PM


Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:30 PM





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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Summer Lunch Program

Salvation Army
North Boroughs Worship and 
Service Center
Monday - Thursday
June 7 - August 20

North Boroughs 5K

Saturday, August 21
Walk Starts at 8:00 am
Run Starts at 8:15 am

Great Avalon Yard Sale

Saturday, August 28
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

There is a small fee charged by a third party provider for the use of this service.



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)

There is a small fee charged by a third party provider for the use of this service. 
Census Report Form
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Storm Water Management
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Avalon 2010 Census Data
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