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:  October 30, 2017



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We would like to wish all of our residents and businesses a Happy Thanksgiving. The Borough Administration Office and Department of Public Works will be closed on Thursday and Friday. 

There will not be street sweeping or leaf pickup this Thursday or Friday. Vehicles will not need to be moved for street sweeping on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

2017 Fall Leaf Pick-up

Avalon Borough Leaf Pickup is October 25 - November 30.

The leaf vacuum will follow the street sweeping schedule for your street. Bagged leaves will be picked up Mondays only. 

Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb. No twigs, branches, mulched material, grass or other debris will be collected.


The Borough of Avalon, Allegheny County, requires regular cleaning services for its facility at 640 California Avenue and Public Library at 317 S. Home Street.  


  • Interested vendors must schedule a site visit with the Borough Assistant Manager prior to submitting a proposal for the cleaning services.
  • All interested vendors are required to submit an original and two (2) copies of their proposal to the Borough Building on or before 4:00pm, prevailing time, December 1, 2017 at 640 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15202.  
  • The proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked on the outside “PROPOSAL FOR CLEANING SERVICES.”  Proposals may be hand-delivered, mailed, or sent via private delivery service to the above address.  Facsimile or email copies will not be accepted.  Any proposal received after the due date and time will not be opened nor accepted.
  • Proposers must provide evidence of liability insurance, workers compensation, and employee bonding.

2017 ADA Sidewalk Curb Updates

Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant awarded to Avalon Borough through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAllegheny County, and the Quaker Valley Council of Governments 40 sidewalk intersection curbs will be updated to Americans with Disabilities Act standards throughout the Borough in the next few months. 

The work is being completed by McElroy Paving Company and they expect to start on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The first segment of their work will be on the western end of Orchard Ave.





Notice is hereby given that the Avalon Borough Council will hold workshop meetings for the purpose of developing the 2018 Budget at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017; Thursday, November 16, 2017; Tuesday, November 28, 2017; and Tuesday December 5, 2017 (if necessary) at the Borough Building. The Borough Council intends to introduce the 2018 Budget on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the scheduled budget workshop meeting. The proposed budget will be available on or after December 8, 2017 for public inspection in the borough Manager’s Office during regular business hours, 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA at the public library, and also at the Borough website Council intends to adopt the 2018 Budget on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the regular Council meeting.

Lorraine Makatura




Click on the Resource tab above for the drop down menu, then click on Council Meeting Agenda.


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017



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