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Code Enforcement Agency will conduct the inspection of your facility. They may be assisted by members of the Hempfield Township Code Enforcement Office. The contact information for Code Enforcement Agency is:Code Enforcement Agency1633 State Route 51Jefferson Hills, PA 15205Phone: 412-455-3400
The fire inspector will not announce when he/she is coming, and the frequency of inspection is based on the type of facility. Some facilities are inspected once a year with some being inspected every three years.
All commercial properties in Hempfield Township will be inspected on an annual or tri-annual basis. The frequency of the facilities inspection will be determined by its occupancy classification found in the 2009 International Building Code.
No. They can be purchased at local hardware stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot.
We recycle the following:
Dogs are welcome in Hempfield Township Parks but must be kept on a leash at all times. This is for your dog’s safety as well as the safety of others. Wildlife inhabits our green-spaces and to keep your pet safe from entanglements with said wildlife, it is in your pet’s best interest to remain on a leash that is in control of a responsible and capable adult. Also, for the enjoyment of our parks by others, please clean up after your dog. Waste bags and receptacles are located in several areas.
The amount due is located in the Remittance Section of your bill, and should be for the quarterly billed amount of $36.66 ($12.22 per month).
Even though the invoice states Due Upon Receipt, the payment for services must be made within 2 weeks of receiving the bill.
Currently, Advanced Disposal does not have online bill pay, but is working to get it up and running. You can check the website for updates.
If you have not received an invoice, call 1-800-437-1759 to request an invoice be sent to you.
No. Your services will remain active, and no late fees will be attached to your account.
You will have to show proof that you are at least 62 years of age by stopping by the Municipal Building in Hempfield, and providing a legal form of identification (such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.). Once your age is verified, you can either pick up stickers at the Municipal Building, or contact Advanced Disposal at the Somerset office to have stickers mailed to you.
It is $15 per sheet of tags, and you get 6 tags to a sheet.
No. Your recycling can may be put on your scheduled pick-up day without a tag.
If you set up for the monthly service, you have unlimited bag pick up, and are allowed 1 bulk item a week (i.e. television, couch, table, boxes, etc.).
No. All areas will have the same pick up day as before, unless you were notified of a day change.
Although your pick up day did not change, it is possible that the time of day for your pick up did. In order to not have your garbage missed, it is necessary that you put it out early, preferably the night before.
It is required by ordinance in the Township for you to be set up with a residential garbage hauler, and Advanced Disposal is the only hauler that can service the Hempfield Township area. The only exception for any account cancellation would be if it was a vacant location.
Recyclable containers are available at the Hempfield Municipal Building.
Yes you can.
Please direct all of your calls to Advanced Disposal at 1-800-437-1759.
For state maintained roads contact PennDot at 724-832-5387. For township maintained roads contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 724-238-5639.
MS4 is an acronym for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. An MS4 is defined as a collection and conveyance system or a group of collection and conveyance systems owned, operated and maintained by a state, city, township, borough or other public entity that is dedicated solely for the handling of stormwater runoff and discharging it into tributaries, streams, rivers, or other natural or man-made receiving waters within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The MS4 system may include such structures designated for the collection, storage and conveyance of stormwater runoff as:
Stormwater runoff is water from rainfall, snowmelt, and/or ice melt that flows over ground or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots and rooftops) and does not percolate into the ground. Stormwater runoff may flow directly into natural tributaries, streams, rivers, lakes or other waterways within the Township or it is intercepted and collected by the Township’s municipal separate storm sewer system where it is then discharged at discrete locations (outfalls) into streams, rivers, lakes and other natural waterways.
Non-stormwater discharge is discharge into the City’s MS4 system or natural waterways that is not due directly to a rainfall or snowmelt runoff event. Non-stormwater discharge includes groundwater exfiltration, mine pool discharge, discharges from potable water sources such as fire hydrants or waterline blow-off valves, sanitary sewer discharges either from publically-owned treatment works collection systems or on-lot septic systems. Many non-stormwater discharges are prohibited under the Township’s illicit discharge and connection ordinance.
As stormwater runoff flows over lawns, roadways, parking lots, or land disturbed by construction activities, it accumulates chemicals, oils and grease, debris and litter, heat or other pollutants that contaminate and adversely affect the water quality of our natural waterways. Also, as more impervious cover is constructed or as natural vegetation is cleared and the underlying soil is compacted, more stormwater runoff is generated.
Stormwater runoff pollution can lead to deterioration of the quality of our natural waterways which are used for fishing, swimming, boating, as well as sources of our potable water supply. Increases in stormwater volume can lead to accelerated stream bank erosion and more frequent stream channel flooding which can result in damage to and loss of property as well as premature failure of roadway culverts and bridges.
As part of its MS4 permit program, the Township has implemented several actions or measures to ensure the proper handling and discharge of stormwater through its MS4 system. Such measures include:
It takes everyone to provide continual improvement to the waterways within Hempfield Township. We would hope that every person realizes that what is dumped into the Township’s MS4 system, ultimately ends up in the streams, rivers and lakes that we all care about. The following are several things each of us can do to help keep our waterways clean.
Yes. Hempfield Township has a 1% Earned Income Tax payable quarterly to Berkheimer Associates. For more information or to obtain forms, contact Berkheimer Associates at 1-866-701-7206.
The Occupation Privilege tax has been replaced by the Local Services Tax. The local services tax is $52 a year per person. For more information, contact Keystone Municipal Collection at 1-866-539-1100.
Yes, Hempfield Township yearly imposes on each resident over the age of 18 a Per Capita Tax of $10 (plus an additional $5 imposed by the Hempfield Area School District). For more information, contact Keystone Municipal Collection at 1-866-539-1100.
Local Services Tax is payable only once each calendar year. If more than one employer deducts from your wages, make copies of your pay stubs showing the deduction and submit them to Keystone Municipal Collection. You will be refunded the duplicate payment. For more information, contact Keystone Municipal Collection at 1-866-539-1100.
Contact the Hempfield Township Tax Collector at 724-837-8437 to obtain a certification letter.
Primary elections are normally held on the third Tuesday in May of each year. General elections are normally held on the next Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year.
Yes. Zoning Permit
Yes, a fence can be placed directly on the property line if desired.
Please contact the Westmoreland Tax Assessment office for questions regarding taxing. They can be reached at (724) 830-3425.
No it is not.
For on-lot (septic) systems, contact our Sewage Enforcement Officer during business hours.
For public sewage, please call the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) at 724-755-5800.
You have six (6) months to start your project.
All permits and applications can be found by using the search feature on this site.
Residential Inspections are performed by Hempfield Township building inspectors.
Commercial Inspections are performed by Code Enforcement Associates (CEA).
A survey is preferred but in many cases a plot drawing may be accepted.
PA Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline, 1-800-441-2555
Zoning permits – up to 15 business days
Building permits – up to 30 business days
Please see our fee schedule.
Hempfield Township accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Credit cards will incur a 2.95% or $2.50 minimum processing fee. We do not accept Discover or American Express cards.
Yes, contractors are permitted to work from dawn to dusk year round.
These are quick guidelines, for clarification please refer to our regulations or contact us.
You can find your Zoning District here.
Please see the zoning map on our website: Zoning Map
Permits are required for buildings, sheds, fences, pools, additions, etc. If you are unsure please call our department for information before you build or install.
Yes, a zoning and electric permit is required.
No, a permit is not required.