Tree Borough Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some
of the most asked questions posed to our
offices regarding ordinances, regulations,
and zoning issues. This is NOT a complete
Click here for
a list of permit applications and instructions.
here to review Green Tree Borough's ordinances.
Should you require more information on Green Tree's
ordinances or zoning regulations,
please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at
or send an email with your questions or concern.
Animal Control: Animal Control Services
are contracted by Green Tree Borough through Mt. Lebanon
and housed in Upper St. Clair behind the USC Municipal
Center. Click here for a
list of services Animal Control provides. To
contact Animal Control, call the Allegheny County
Dispatch Center at 412-279-6911 and request Animal
The Pennsylvania State Dog Law Requires dog owners to
obtain dog licenses by January 1 of each year. There is
a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog or
non-vaccinated animal. Applications are available at the
Administrative Office or by clicking
here. Shots for pets should be kept up-to-date.
The borough requires that animals be kept on a leash.
Owners are required to clean up after their pets while
walking them through the borough. Constant barking is
Decks and Porches: Require building permits.
Contact the Code Enforcement Officer for specifics. Click here to download a building
Additions to Existing Homes/Buildings:
Require a building permit. Discuss your plans with the
Code Enforcement Officer prior to starting.
Driveways: Do not require a building
permit. Sidewalks must be kept free of debris, snow and
ice. Snow must be shoveled within 24 hours after snow
Fences: A building
permit is required for the installation of any
fence in the Borough. Click here
for a downloadable permit. In the residential
district, fences are not permitted to be taller than six
feet (6') in height and are only permitted in the
Swimming Pools (in-ground and
above-ground): Require a building
Walls: Some walls require a building
permit and some do not. Contact the Code Enforcement
Officer at 412-921-1110 to discuss your specific plans.
Grass and Weeds: Grass cannot exceed
eight inches (8") in height. Property owners are
responsible for the removal of poison ivy, poison oak,
or any other toxic vegetation whose existance poses a
hazard to others.
Garbage: Regularly scheduled pick up
day in Green Tree is Wednesday, except if a holiday
falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Garbage should
be in bags or cans and placed curbside no earlier than
5:00 p.m. of the previous day. Visit Refuse
& Recycling for more information about
garbage, recycling, and special hard-to-dispose of
House Numbers: All buildings must have
house numbers. House numbers must be visible from the
street and are required to be at least three inches (3")
Parking: Parking is not permitted on
most Borough streets between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and
7:00 a.m. For special situations, such as driveway
repaving or overnight guests, requests for on-street
parking may be made by calling the Overnight Parking
Request Line at 412-921-8025 in advance. Approval of
such requests is not guaranteed and will definitely not
be given if snowy or icy weather is in the forecast.
Storage of Unlicensed Vehicles: Storage
of cars, boats, trucks, trailers, etc., is prohibited.
Storage Sheds: A building
permit is required for a storage shed. Storage
sheds cannot be larger than a gross floor area of 160
square feet nor exceed twelve feet (12') in height.
Sheds can only be placed in the rear yard and cannot be
closer than three feet (3') to the side lot line or the
rear lot line. You can obtain a downloadable building
permit for a shed by clicking
Signs: All signs require a permit. Click here to download a sign
application and instructions.
Political Signs: Cannot be displayed
until 30 days before an election. All signs must be
removed within one week after the election.
Satellite Dishes & Antennas: Only
one (1) dish or antenna is permitted per residential
property, and a building permit is required for a