• Police


    Emergency: 911
    Non-Emergency: 412-473-3056
    Police Department: 724-224-1515
    Contact Via Email

  • Fire/EMS


  • Recreation



    Recreation Board meets the 1st Thursday of each month @ 6:30 PM at the Borough Building (when needed).

  • About Tarentum

    About Tarentum


    The town of Tarentum was founded by Judge Henry Marie Brackenridge in 1829 when the Pennsylvania Canal was completed between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The canal gave birth to many towns along the route.



Due to the popularity of recreational fires, we want the residents of Tarentum to be aware of the regulations as stated in the 2012 International Fire Code.  In Section 307: Recreational Fires and Portable Outdoor Fireplaces:

307.4.2 Recreational Fires: Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure (house, garage, shed or fence) or combustible material (ex: trees, shrubs, bushes, vehicles and gas engines).

307.4.3 Portable Outdoor Fireplaces: Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturers instruction and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material.

307.5 Attendance: Open burning, recreational fires and use of portable outdoor fireplaces shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.  A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-sire-fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.


Tarentum Boro Blanket


    Available in BLACK or RED
    Blanket measures 6' wide by 4' high.

    Purchases can be made at the Tarentum Borough Office Monday thru Friday.

    All proceeds benefit the Tarentum Recreation Board.

Latest News


    Now Available - Online Utility Payments

    Tarentum Borough now offers Online Utility Payments for your water, electric and garbage. Please see the link on the upper right corner of our web page (PAY ONLINE), register and begin making your monthly payments online. Contact the borough office at 724-224-1616 with any questions.

  • Copper Thefts in Tarentum

    Copper Thefts in our area: Police are asking all residents to be vigilant and on the look out for any suspicious activity, vehicles or persons. Thefts are happening all hours of the day, if you see something out of place please call 911 immediatley. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe.

  • Household Hazardous Waste

    As part of the residential solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) safely, easily and responsibly. Introducing At Your Door Special CollectionSM, a new residential service offered by WM to provide year-round HHW collections for you.

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  • Side Yard & Community Beautification Program

    For a limited time only, Allegheny County will be accepting applications for side yards to primary residences and community beautification projects to be acquired at a minimal cost to the applicant.