Situated northeast of the City of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel is only eleven miles from the Golden Triangle. The Borough covers nearly eight and one-half square miles and is surrounded by the Borough of Aspinwall and the Townships of O’Hara, Indiana and Harmar. With the exception of churches, private clubs and private schools, Fox Chapel is 100 percent residential.

Fox Chapel Borough continually strives to protect and maintain its unique ambience. Our wooded hills and parklands with miles of walking trails and residential developments with lot sizes that average one acre or greater are a valuable regional asset. Fox Chapel is a classic example of what can be done to preserve a rural atmosphere that includes tree protection and steep slope preservation in the very midst of urbanization. The services provided to residents such as garage door trash pickup and curbside leaf pickup is second to none. The Borough’s close proximity to the business and cultural hub of downtown Pittsburgh as well as Shady Side Academy, private clubs and its award-winning Fox Chapel Area School District make Fox Chapel a premier community in which to live.

In an effort to reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus, the Fox Chapel Administrative office will be closed to the public.  Administrative staff is working and answering phone calls.  Please dial 412/963-1100 and listen to the greeting for your party's extension.  Dial 911 in case of an emergency.   


The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. As information becomes available regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to let you know we are taking steps to prepare our Borough. The Borough is following the recommendations of the State and Allegheny County Health Departments along with those from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Residents can do their part by taking preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs including staying home if sick, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or using your elbow/sleeve, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and routinely cleaning frequently-touched surfaces and objects.

Please find ongoing information on the coronavirus via the Allegheny County Health Department website (, the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (, and the Center for Disease Control website ( 

For specific Fox Chapel information relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Foxwall Emergency Medical Service website at


  • Oral Rabies Vaccination Area Notice: Cooperating Federal, State, and county agencies are conducting an oral raccoon rabies baiting project in Western Pennsylvania. A vaccine packet is coated or placed inside a fishmeal block, which is very tasty to raccoons. The baits are dropped from low-flying airplanes or helicopters, or by local teams on foot or in vehicles. The vaccine can NOT cause rabies. This year's operation will run: July 31st - September 10, 2020. 
  • Foxwall EMS is doing a fundraiser at Chipotle on August 10, 2020. Please mention Foxwall at Chipotle at 1027 Freeport Road from 4 PM - 8 PM and Chipotle will donate a percentage of the sale to Foxwall EMS. Thank you! 

  • Nixle has changed some of its features. Informational messages such as Advisory and Community messages will only be delivered to the email address on file (if any) and to the Everbridge Mobile App. This effectively reserves the SMS channel for Emergency Alerts, while still getting the informational messages via email and Mobile App. Emergency Alerts will always go out via SMS, email, web, and Mobile Push channels at no charge. Residents without an email address on file will still receive the message via text message. 
  • The Copper-Siegel Library has not stopped selling Parking Permits for the Borough of Fox Chapel Parks throughout COVID-19. The application is online. Library staff will contact those who need to pay and how to do so. The library will then mail the permit to the requestor. You can also utilize curb-side pickup and get everything done at once. When you arrive at the library, please call 412/828-9520 ext. 5010 and let the staff member know you are there for a parking permit. The library is only accepting payment in cash for the exact amount, or by check, made out to Cooper-Siegel Community Library. Please visit for more information.
  • The rubbish bins and recycling center behind the Fox Chapel Borough Building are open for Borough residents. Hours of operation are Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. We have new safety measures in place: * No admittance without wearing a face mask * Bags and boxes must be open for viewing * Maintain 6 feet social distancing
  • McCahill Park is closed due to renovations.
  • Hard to Recycle Event – Pittsburgh Mills Mall – October 24, 2020 * Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills * 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15084

    Materials collected at no cost: CPU (towers), laptops, mice and keyboards; home phones and cellphones; tablets, PDAs and UPS; servers, routers, and modems; web and digital cameras; DVD Players and VCRs; paper shredders; clock radios; stereos; microwaves; copiers, fax machines and scanners; electronic cables; video game consoles; expanded Polystyrene packaging material; compact fluorescent light bulbs; glass bottles, jugs, and jars (all colors, labels and lids can remain on);

    Materials collected for a fee: computer monitors, $20; televisions, $30; console or rear projection TVs, $40; printers, $5; alkaline Batteries, $1.50 per pound; small Freon-containing appliances, $10 each; CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and floppy disks, $1 per pound; tires, $3.50 without rims and $10 with rims; hard-drive data destruction verification, $11.50 for the first one and $3 for each additional drive; and fluorescent tubes, $2 to $3.50.

    Hard-to-Recycle accepts cash, check, credit or debit. Organizers suggest that participants consider bringing cash as people move more quickly through the cash-only lane.