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Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Fund Drive starts January 30, 2016!

HVFD is a non profit organization that provides fire safety and protection to the Borough and supports to our surrounding communities. The fund drive provides the Department with 15% of its yearly operating costs. It helps HVFD ensure that its firefighters and EMTs are trained to save lives and have the proper Personal Protective Equipment to protect their safety.

For more information, please call 412-292-6710.

2016 Community Event Calendar

April 23 - Community Clean Up Day
May 20 - Food Truck Friday
May 30 - Memorial Day
June 10 - Food Truck Friday
June 24 - Food Truck Friday
July 8 - Food Truck Friday
July 22 - Food Truck Friday
August 5 - Food Truck Friday
August 19 - Food Truck Friday
More dates and events TBA!


With great sadness, we report that on June 29, 2015, K9 Officer Rocky lost his battle with cancer.

K9 Officer Rocky has been a beloved member of the Heidelberg Borough Police Department since 2008. Rocky attended the City of Pittsburgh K9 Academy with his handler Sgt. Dennis Dixon. Rocky is survived by his partner Sgt. Dennis Dixon, with whom he worked and resided, Sgt. Dennis Dixon’s wife, and their three children.

K9 Rocky was intense, intelligent, and loud. He was the ultimate defender and always stayed in the fight. At work and at home K9 Officer Rocky protected the herd- he was the ultimate Sheepdog.

K9 Rocky was loved by his partner, family, fellow officers, and community. All the love and support was sincerely appreciated.

A memorial for Officer Rocky will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Heidelberg Fire Hall, 456 1st St. Please join with us as we recognize and celebrate Rocky for his service to our community.



Resident's of Heidelberg, in an effort to help Heidelberg Police prevent fraud and thefts from the community and your neighbors, we are asking for your help by calling 911 to report anyone soliciting or acting in a suspicious manner you may see in your neighborhood. All solicitor's with the exception of religious and political individuals are required to have a visible solicitor's permit issued by Heidelberg Borough, no one else, displayed on their person. Every year at this time we get young individuals male and female knocking on residents doors trying to sell magazines, books etc... claiming they get rewards points either towards trips or college. These individuals are scammers and in the past have tried to enter homes when residents do not answer their doors, checking to see if a home owner has left their home unlocked. 

In addition we still have person's impersonating water and gas company workers claiming they need to look at the pipes in your basement. When you let them in and go to the basement, they have a partner, a second individual waiting whom enters your house while you are downstairs in the basement with the first individual and steals everything not nailed down. Once that second individual exits your home, the individual you are with will suddenly get a phone call on his cell which is actually his partner telling him he can leave now that they got what they wanted. If you are unsure of anyone  whom is  knocking on your door, or approaches you while you are on your porch or working outside, please call 911 immediately and advise them to send the police regarding a suspicious person. Try and get a good description of the person or persons, clothing and vehicle license number and type of vehicle if they have one. Never give out any personal information to these individuals about yourself or your neighbors. Be smart, be safe call 911 when it happens, not the next day. DO NOT LEAVE THESE INDIVIDUALS INTO YOUR HOME UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

CALL 911

Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program:
2015 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program

The Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program offers opportunities to purchase vacant and blighted properties. For a limited time, this program is accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to owner occupied primary residences and blighted structure remediation at reduced costs.

If Heidelberg residents wish to participate in this program, additional information and applications are found at:

Notice Regarding Sewer Payments

Sewer Payments are currently not being accepted at the Borough Office.  Please mail your payment via check or money order to:  BOROUGH OF HEIDELBERG, PO BOX  729, BLOOMSBURG, PA  17815.

You can also pay your bill online with a credit card at:  http://heidelbergpa.tripod.com/id29.html 

Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.

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Ideally Situated, Attractive and Recently Renovated Office Space Available for Rent - $1,395 / month

Recently Renovated Office Space Available for Rent.  2,750 Square Feet, new carpet, fresh paint, newly built two executive offices, remodeled bathroom, kitchen, conference room,  and new off-street 8-spot parking lot.  Located above the Heidelberg Community Room at 1639 East Railroad Street (on newly revitalized PA Route 50) in Heidelberg Borough.   Included with lease include water, sewage, and snow removal.  Tenant responsible for gas, electric, trash removal and janitor service.

Heidelberg is ideally situated as the gateway to the South Hills of Pittsburgh, conveniently having its own exits off of the Parkway West (I-376) and I-79.  The Borough is surrounded by a strong economic base rooted in many solvent communities such as Nevillewood, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair.  The population base within a five mile radius of Heidelberg is in excess of 194,095 people.  Heidelberg is a safe, strong and deeply rooted residential community, with a very proactive, efficient and business friendly local government.  Strategically located midway between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Airport, Route 50 traffic counts – 18,000 cars daily. 

Real Estate Listing / More Information


Heidelberg Business District Garden Adoption Program


Made possible by the revitalization of Route 50 in Heidelberg, there are now a series of ten garden areas along our core business district that need tending to.  Heidelberg Borough is seeking interested volunteers to become special Garden Tenders for the public garden beds along Route 50.

The duty of the Garden Tenders will be to routinely weed, water and provide simple upkeep such as litter-getting of their adopted garden bed.


To recognize your garden adoption, a sign will be placed in your respective garden stating that this garden is adopted by you, your family or business.


The gardens that are available to adopt include the following:

  • 1900 Block Billboard Garden
  • 1800 Block Billboard Garden


Sites that have already been adopted:

  • First Street Traffic Island Garden – Thomas and Walpurga Allen
  • Third Street Steps and Clock Garden Bed – Al and Dolly Kosol
  • 1700 Block Hillside Groundcover GardenThomson Landscape & Design, LLC
  • 1700 Block Billboard GardenAl and Dolly Kosol
  • Second Street Bumpouts – Apple Printing
  • Third Street Bumpouts – Hinnebusch Family
  • Fourth Street Bumpouts – Lindemann Family & Ernesto Carmona
  • Gas House GardenRebecca Stanhope and Mayor Ken LaSota


If you are interested in volunteering to become a Heidelberg Garden Tender, please contact Joe Kauer, Borough Manager at 412-276-0363 and let him know what garden area you are interested in adopting.


Photos of our current Garden Adoptions! - http://heidelbergpa.tripod.com/business_district_garden_adoption_program


Heidelberg Community Room Now Equipped with Life-Saving A.E.D.

Thanks to an $1,800 grant from St. Clair Hospital, the Heidelberg Community Room located at 1639 East Railroad Street is now equipped with a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

“Our Community Room hosts many public gatherings including town meetings, community events, social activities and is also home to our Historical Society, and now with the help of St. Clair Hospital it is now properly equipped and ready for a sudden cardiac emergency,” stated Council President Rick Pattinato.

Heidelberg Borough thanks St. Clair Hospital for their support and generosity. 

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Make Sure Your Local Earned Income Taxes Go

To Work for You and Your Community!



As a resident of Heidelberg Borough your PSD Code is 730503.


This must be used on your Residency Certification Form filed with your employer and on your Final Local Earned Income Tax Return which must be filed by all taxpayers annually. If you use the wrong PSD Code, there will be a significant delay in your taxes reaching your home municipality and school district! 


Forms are available at www.jordantax.com/forms.


ONLINE Filing at www.jordantax.com/eitfinal.


Follow us on Facebook!!!

Heidelberg Borough is now on Facebook. We urge residents, business owners and anyone interested in Borough government to become our friend on Facebook. The Borough will be posting reminders, news-flashes and other community events on our "Wall". Search us as "Heidelberg PA"

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