Grass, Weeds, Trees, Hedges:
Owners or tenants must keep grounds free of weeds and must keep the grass cut. Grounds must be kept free of junk, debris and dangerous, objectionable or noxious matter. This includes animal waste. Trees and bushes are to be kept from overhanging sidewalks and streets and are to be trimmed to above eight feet. Trees and bushes must not obstruct the view of traffic.
Dogs are not permitted to run at large. Dogs are not permitted to deposit waste on property other than its owners. If so, it must be removed immediately. Persistent barking is not allowed. All dogs must be licensed.
Building permits are required for most work on a home or business. Building permits are also required for new dwellings, additions, garages, decks, porches, and in-ground pools. Maintenance on buildings, such as new paint or siding, window replacement and roof repairs, do not require a building permit. It is suggested that the Building Inspector be contacted to discuss whether a project requires a building permit.
Collection of Taxes:
Earned Income (wage) taxes are collected by Keystone Collections Group. Wage tax is 1% of earned income. Occupational privilege taxes (LST) are collected at the Borough Office. Real Estate taxes are collected by the Tax Collector, Louise Parkhill. Current millage is 5.85 mills for Cheswick Borough tax and 20.3494 mills for Allegheny Valley School District. For evening tax collection hours, please call the Tax Collector at 724-275-7722.
Garbage is picked up weekly for all residents in Cheswick on Thursday. If a holiday occures on any weekday before or on your scheduled garbage pickup, your garabage will be picked up one day late. If you have questions regarding the holiday schedule, please call (724) 274-5125.