Borough of West Pittston, Pennsylvania

~ The Garden Village ~

EST. 1857

West Pittston Borough

555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
570-655-7782 extension 224 (or #5)

Code Officer/Zoning Officer will be in person at the borough building on Mondays and Thursday afternoons.

Phone Numbers
Main Office: 570-655-7782
Fax: 570-602-8046
Public Works: 570-655-7786
Police (non-emergency): 570-655-7780
Emergency: 911

Recycling Center
505 Delaware Avenue
Open for Recycling 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturdays
Residents can pick up recycle bins between 2-3 pm Mon.-Fri.

Borough Manager
Savino Bonita

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

James Butera
John Hood​
Jared Jordan
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn
Ian Stevenson

Angelo Alfano

Tax Collector
George Miller
555 Exeter Ave.
570-655-7782 ext.232

Council Meetings
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Borough Building.

Council Work Sessions
Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise published at 6:30pm in the Borough Building. If there are
5 Wednesdays in a month, Work Session will be on the fourth

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Public Records Officer
Savino Bonita

Dog Ordinance

The borough has advertised and adopted a new ordinance dealing with the prohibitions and consequences for homeowners leaving pets outside for 30 minutes or more when the temperature is below 26F or above 92 F. The ordinance will be enforced by the Luzerne County Society for the Prevention for Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at no additional cost to West Pittston. It would go into effect on March 1, 2017.

The ordinance makes it: “unlawful for any person to leave any dog outside and unattended during any period in which a severe weather warning has been issued for Luzene County by the National Weather Service. It is unlawful for any person to leave any dog outside or unattended for a continuous period of time greater than thirty (30) minutes if the temperature during such period remains either entirely: i. below twenty-six (26) degrees Fahrenheit; or ii. Above ninety-two (92) degrees Fahrenheit. “

“Outside” means the dog is subject to the weather and elements, which expressly includes, but is not be limited to, a dog in a securely fenced-in yard, a dog in a kennel, or a dog tethered. The dog is considered “outside” regardless of access to an outdoor doghouse or similar structure. “Unattended’ means any dog left outside either when the owner is inside the house or building, or the owner has left the house or building.

Anyone found guilty of violating the ordinance by a District Magistrate can be fined up to $500 in addition to court costs and enforcement and shelter costs in the event a dog must be confiscated. Each day of a violation will be a separate offense, which will also be subject to prosecution. The maximum allowable fine where separate offenses are alleged and prosecuted at the same time is $2,500.

Sign Up for CodeRED

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows borough officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive, general and emergency information. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system. . Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using CodeRED. These include AMBER alerts, hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories, evacuation notices or community events.

For registration help, call 1-866-939-0911. Required information includes contact name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and whether the property is a residence or business.

Police Department Website

The West Pittston Police Department has a new website. Be sure to check it often. The site is intended to help the West Pittston Police Department with its law enforcement duties. You may email tips, retrieve forms, access other law enforcement sites, or register for code red on the site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the website please email

Crime tips may be emailed to

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