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Residential Resources

Residential Resources

Just moving to Allegheny West? Or maybe you’re a long-time resident doing renovations or moving to your next historic home project? To help you get settled into the neighborhood, we’ve collected some of the most vital information for the services you’ll want to get squared away here.

  • Parking
  • Street Cleaning
  • Public Transit
  • Building Permits
  • Tree Care
  • Trash & Recycling
  • Electricity
  • Cable, Phone & Internet
  • Natural Gas
  • Water & Sewer
  • Police & Safety

Pittsburgh Parking Authority

With two Pittsburgh sports teams and other events spaces around Allegheny West, parking can be a bit tricky from the first day you arrive with your moving truck. You’ll want to get your neighborhood pass from the Parking Authority as soon as possible!

(412) 560-2500   232 Boulevard of the Allies   Residential Permit Parking

Resident Tips

Tickets on game days are $120.  Be sure to use those visitor passes!
Variances are available for short notice move-in.  Call the office, if needed.
• If you have contractors working on your property, variances are available for them, too.
• The Parking Authority office is very busy in the Fall with students moving to Pittsburgh.

Visitors

Those stopping by for a meal, visit to a local business or browse through one of our shops can take advantage of metered parking on Western, Galveston, Ridge Avenues or Brighton Road. Pay when you park in-person or via the Go Mobile PGH app.

Meter Locator   Learn More About the App

Street Cleaning

Keeping your street – and the inside of your car – clean! Street sweeping vehicles will operate each year between April 1st and November 30th.  Be aware of parking regulations related to cleaning.

Program Info

Resident Tips

• Most residential areas are classified Level 3, meaning streets will be cleaned once or twice per month.
Mind the street cleaning notices from April through November: fines are $40.
Fun fact: sometimes the city considers the Monday immediately before a month that starts on a Tuesday to be the “first” Monday. Set reminders!

Port Authority

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates buses, light rail (the T), inclines and paratransit services for Pittsburgh’s residents.

(412) 442-2000   Website & Trip Planner

The T

Allegheny West is one of few neighborhoods with its own “T” light rail station, making getting downtown easy – and free.

Allegheny Station

Buses

Allegheny West is serviced directly by the number 18 bus and can also be reached using the 13, 15, 16 and 17 that cover the Mexican War Streets.

Western Avenue – #18 Stop   North Avenue – #13, 15, 16 & 17 Stop

Bureau of Building Inspection

In Allegheny West, any exterior alterations to a building or property visible from the street will require an additional historic review process.  More information is available in our Historic Preservation section.

The Bureau of Building Inspection reviews, approves and issues permits to ensure the safe construction of all homes and businesses within the City of Pittsburgh.

(412) 255-2175 200 Ross Street Residential Permits

Violations

The Code Enforcement Division responds to concerns about violations from citizens, other City Departments and outside agencies.  Reports are made via the 311 Non-Emergency Reporting system.

311 – In Pittsburgh   (412) 255-2621 – Outside Pittsburgh

Forestry Division

The Forestry Division of the Department of Public Works works to ensure the continued health and vitality of Pittsburgh’s street trees.

(412) 665-3625 414 Grant Street Website

Ordering Trees

There are two options for getting city trees on your street. The first is asking the city to plant them for you by submitting a request form. The second is planting them yourself (based on a Recommended Species list) after receiving a request for permit form.

If the city plants a tree for you, you must grant permission for the creation of a 3’x10′ root zone, if necessary. If planting your own tree, you can apply for a waiver where sidewalk space is limited.

City Planting Request Form   Plant Yourself Permit Form

Maintenance

The Forestry Division maintains a list of responsibilities for Investigation and Inspection of trees. You can request maintenance or removal of a tree via the 311 Non-Emergency Reporting service.

311   (412) 255-2621

TreeVitalize

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh is a new partnership dedicated to making a significant improvement in the region’s tree cover. They also offer Tree Tender public education courses.

(412) 255-2422   Website

Sidewalk Damage

The city regards sidewalk damage from existing or removed trees as the property owner’s responsibility to repair, though will reimburse at $4/sq ft under certain conditions.

Sidewalk Damage Claim

Pittsburgh Public Works

Pittsburgh offers free, curbside trash and recycling collection for all residents on a weekly and biweekly schedule. Allegheny West is in the Northern division of the city and operates on its schedule.

(412) 255-2773   414 Grant Street   PGH.ST Collection Schedules

Resident Tips

• Trash is collected Monday mornings. Trash should be placed curbside no earlier than 7:00 pm Sundays.
• Recycling is collected every other Monday morning. The 7:00 pm rule applies here, too.
• Recycling is single-stream (no sorting) and requires a blue bin or blue bags for materials.

Duquesne Light

Turning the lights on is going to be pretty high on your priority list:  Allegheny West is serviced by Duquesne Light, who you can contact for new service, to change service, for renovations and to report outages.

Customer Service

Call customer service for new services, changes to your service, billing inquiries, renovation needs and other concerns.

(412) 393-7100 Website

Reporting Outages

Incidents involving downed wires get the highest priority and then essential facilities will have power restored.

(412) 393-7000 Website

Comcast

Cable internet provider, Comcast, offers high speed connectivity, locals and cable television and telephone services. Their Double and Triple Play bundles are a great way to save money (though just internet is available for “cord-cutters”.)

(800) 266-2278   300 Corliss Street   Shop Services

Verizon

Verizon offers telephone, FiOS TV and both FiOS and DSL internet services in Allegheny West. Learn more about their bundled offers and discounts on connectivity for customers with existing DirecTV satellite television services.

(800) 837-4966   Shop Services Support Options

Peoples Natural Gas

Many of the Victorian Homes in Allegheny West are heated with natural gas.  Contact Peoples for information about starting your service or if there are leaks or heating disruptions.

Customer Service

Call customer service for new services, changes to your service, billing inquiries, renovation needs and other concerns.

 (800) 764-0111  Website

Before You Dig

If you are going to be digging for a new addition or home renovation, be sure to call the PA One Call hotline to make sure there are no buried lines.

811

Emergencies

If you have a gas leak or other home heating/natural gas emergency, use this contact information.  Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(800) 400-4271

Water & Sewer Authority

Providing drinking water and sanitation services to the city of Pittsburgh, including storm water management and quality testing.

Customer Service

Turning water on/off, billing questions, general information and other inquiries should be directed to customer service.

(412) 255-2423 1200 Penn Avenue Website

Permits

Purchasing a water meter or applying for water or sewer taps? Call here.

(412) 255-2443

Emergencies

Water main breaks, service outages and sewer emergencies. Open 24/7.

(412) 255-2423

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

Allegheny West is served by the Pittsburgh Police and is in Zone 1. Officers regularly attend Civic Council meetings and also provide regular crime reports that affect the neighborhood.

Community Crime Report: May 30th - June 5th

Below are the most recent reports of crimes affecting Allegheny West and the rest of Zone 1 for the first week of June 2016.

Theft Theft from Auto Burglary Aggravated Assault Homicide Robbery


Community Crime Report: February 22nd - 28th

Below are the most recent reports of crimes affecting Allegheny West and the rest of Zone 1 for the first week of February 2016.

Theft Theft from Auto Burglary Aggravated Assault Robbery


Community Crime Report: February 8th – 14th

Below are the most recent reports of crimes affecting Allegheny West and the rest of Zone 1 for the second week of February 2016.

Theft Theft from Auto Robbery Aggravated Assault Arson


Learn More About Zone 1 Police

Get in touch with local officers, visit the station, discover more at their website or submit a discrete complaint of suspicious activities.

(412) 323-7201 1501 Brighton Road Website Silent Complaint Form

Need to report a problem? See the 311 Non Emergency Reporting section of Government Resources.