Welcome to California Borough's Official Website


If you receive a bill from Advanced Disposal for the first quarter of 2018, DO NOT PAY IT!!! Advanced Disposal inadvertently mailed out bills for 2018.
The only bill you should pay for trash service will be from County Hauling.

If you need to contact us: 

  • by mail:
    225 Third Street
    California, PA 15419
  • by phone: 724-938-8878
  • by fax: 724-938-8881
  • by email: use the contact tab at the top of the this page.

Mayoral Office Hours Effective January 22, 2018
Monday:  10am-1pm
Wednesday: 10am-1pm
Or By Appointment by calling 724.938.8878

Stop by to talk about any issues and concerns or to just have coffee and talk.

NEW trash hauler will be COUNTY HAULING.
Pick up day will be MONDAYS with the exception of Jan 1st- pick up will be on Jan 2nd.
Recycling bins will be provided on Jan 2nd and placed curbside next to your trash cans.
Recycling will be the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Notice from the Zoning/Code Office 

The owner of a property shall remove, trim or cut to a height of four (4) inches or less, all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of this Ordinance in accordance with the following minimum schedule:  at least one time prior to May 31st of each year; at least one time between July 16th and August 31st of each year; and at least one time between September 1st and the end of the growing season.  However, at no such time shall any property owner permit any grass, weeds, or other vegetation to grow on his property to a height in excess of six (6) inches.

You may view Ordinance 546 in its entirety under Ordinance, Adopted

2017 Tax Rate - 3.333 mils

2018 Tax Rate - 4.333 mils

2018 Meeting Schedule

The California Borough Council will hold their Committee and Regular Meeting of each month at 6:30 pm at the Municipal Building, 225 Third St., California, PA.

The 2018 Committee Meetings are the first Thursday of the month on the following dates: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6.

The 2018 Regular Meetings are the second Thursday of the month on the follow dates: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.

The Reorganization meeting of council will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Any change in dates or times will be properly advertised.


The 2018 General Fund, Sewer Fund, and Highway Aid Fund budgets can be viewed by clicking on the links below.