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Mt. Lebanon Emergency Management, in cooperation with St. Clair Hospital, Medical Rescue Team South and the Mt. Lebanon School District, is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will advise the public of any recommended actions. Please bookmark this page as we will update it as necessary. To report an emergency, call 9-1-1. For general questions, call our switchboard at 412-343-3400 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Visit the RESOURCES tab for a list of common reasons to visit municipal offices and what you can do instead.

Read the Manager’s Message Regarding COVID-19

Monday, May 25, 2020

Updated 11:20 a.m. 

This is the COVID-19 Daily Update from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) for May 25, 2020.

The data reflected in these updates include information reported to the department in the past 24 hours as well as data since March 14 when the first case was reported in the county. For information relative to number of cases by date the test was taken and deaths by date of death and municipality, visit the county’s dashboard at http://alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus. It is updated each day by noon.

COVID Cases – 1,805 (+28)

This number includes 1,697 confirmed cases and 108 probable cases.

The ages, as well as the percentage of cases represented, of those in the county with COVID-19 are listed below.

00-04 – 13 (1%)
05-12 – 9 (1%)
13-18 – 23 (1%)
19-24 – 114 (6%)
25-49 – 600 (33%)
50-64 – 488 (27%)
65 + -- 558 (31%)

The gender of those with COVID-19 are listed below:

Female – 977 (54%)
Male – 828 (46%)

Of the 1,805 cases, 256 cases are in healthcare workers. This reflects 14% of the COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County. The Health Department thanks all of our frontline workers for keeping us healthy and safe.

Additionally, there are 319 past or present hospitalizations (+1).

To date, there have also been 150 deaths (no change). Of those, 139 are confirmed (had positive test) and 11 are probable. All deaths are of individuals ranging in age from 42-103, with 85 being the median age of those who have died.

We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted by the virus.

Two great county resources: Rumors addressed and the County COVID-19 hotline, which answers 24/7: 1-888-856-2774.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Updated 9:55 a.m. 

As our community begins the transition from the Red Phase stay-at-home order, to more open policies for our business and residential community the municipality views the Uptown Market (located in Clearview Common on Saturdays 9-Noon) as a significant part of the recovery process. Not only does the Market offer fresh local foods, it provides an incentive to reacclimate folks to visiting our central business district. To ensure a safe Market the Mt. Lebanon Partnership will be practicing social distancing policies, providing hand sanitizer, limiting shoppers to the market area, and limiting the number of vendors. They need your help in the coming weeks to make this a success. You have stepped up to the plate to help Mt. Lebanon via the Neighborhood Aid program, and we thank you. It has been an amazing outpouring of love for our community, and we need you again. Tasks include staffing the hand sanitizing station, ensuring guests only enter at the appropriate entry point(s) and assisting with set up/tear down. One can volunteer for the duration of the market (~3 hours), or take a shift starting at 8,30-10a or 10a -12,30p. They will need your help until the Commonwealth moves us to either the Green Phase or a complete lift of COVID mitigation efforts. The more Market Angels we have the better we can schedule! If you are interested in signing up, or have additional questions please click hereYour time on this matter will provide our community with much needed fresh food, support our Uptown District and start the important work of recovery. Thank you for your dedication and passion for Mt. Lebanon!  

Updated 9:05 a.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, Mt. Lebanon Police Department and The Mt. Lebanon School District will present the “Class of 2020 Senior Salute” on Friday, May 29. Starting at 9 a.m., a cavalcade of fire, police and school district vehicles filled with familiar faces will hit the streets in Mt. Lebanon with the goal of driving by the home of each of the district’s 423 graduating seniors. 

The event has strict safety rules: No one may join the procession. Please do not congregate in groups and please stay in your yard. Remember: the Municipality is still in the Yellow Phase. Please observe all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, including social distancing of at least six feet, cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow and stay inside your home if you do not feel well.

The trip will likely take at least eight hours. Here is the order of neighborhoods:

  1. Sunset Hills / Howe
  2. Castle Shannon Business District
  3. Mission Hills
  4. Sunridge Neighborhood
  5. Hoodridge Hilands / Foster Neighborhood
  6. Markham Neighborhood
  7. Carleton Manor
  8. Cedarhurst Manor
  9. Jefferson Neighborhood
  10. Virginia Manor
  11. Twin Hills / Beverly Road Neighborhood
  12. Uptown Mt. Lebanon

 Follow the motorcade’s progress on Twitter at @MtLebanonFire and @MTLSD



Monday, May 18, 2020

Updated 12:35 p.m.

Many of you have asked if the Mt. Lebanon Swim Center will open this season. We are doing our due diligence to work through the many complex details of our operations and have not yet come to a conclusion. It is fair to say the pool will not be opening at the previously announced date of May 23. We will make an announcement as soon as we have completed our research. In the meantime, stay updated with all recreational openings and closings on this page.

Updated 9:00 a.m.

Mt. Lebanon police began enforcing the prohibition of on-street overnight parking last week. Soon, other parking services will begin to return to normal.

Starting Tuesday, May 26, you will once again be required to pay to park at municipal meters and parking lots. We encourage you to use a credit card or pay with the Passport app whenever possible to limit the need for you and our staff to handle cash.

The garages remain free until June 1. At that point, the fee is $2 per day and will be required to be paid with a credit/debit card either at the self-service pay kiosk or at the exit gate. Such stations will be sanitized in accordance with CDC guidelines. Additionally, the garages will be monitored by security systems and drivers who need assistance can get it using the “help” button on the pay stations.

Parking officials will contact permit holders to explain rates and procedures.



Friday, May 15, 2020

Updated 9:20 a.m.

Welcome to the Yellow Phase! Some good news this morning... the municipal garden plots at the golf course are open, with some modified rules. 

Gardeners will have a two-hour time limit, must practice social distancing and must wear gloves and masks at all times. Gardeners also should not share tools with others. Cover all coughs and sneezes with your elbow and above all, do NOT attend if you feel sick.

A few spots are still available. For details, procedures and a link to register, click here


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Updated 9:10 a.m.

Police will resume on-street overnight parking enforcement starting Friday, May 15. From that point on, you will not have permission to park on the street between 2 and 6 a.m. If you have a special circumstance like driveway construction or you have exhausted all off-street parking options for the evening, you may request permission by putting in a service request at mylebo.mtlebanon.org.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be virtual this year. Tune in to Facebook starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 25 and help us remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. You will be able to view it later, as well. This year’s parade has been cancelled.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Updated 2:10 p.m.

The recreation staff has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic to determine the best time to restart its programming. After closely examining all the data, from the ages and number of people who enroll in the programs to the availability of facilities to the uncertainty of when the state would deem it safe to resume gathering in large groups, the staff came to the difficult decision to cancel Camp Chippeewee, Summer Playground Camp, Sportz Zone, as well as Senior Lunches and the Fourth of July festivities, including the fireworks, this year.

 “Looking at what we do and how our residents are used to enjoying the events, in large groups, clustered together, we could not in good conscience return to those programs and ensure the participants would be safe,” said Recreation Director David Donnellan. “So much of what we do happens closer than six feet to other people. It’s just not possible to keep people apart and run the same quality programs we enjoy. Additionally, the availability of indoor facilities for inclement weather and destinations for field trips just aren’t there.”

 The annual fireworks and community day celebration, held every July 4th, is cancelled. “Even if we blocked off the park and other areas where we know residents congregate, there would be no way for us to prevent people gathering in groups at homes or in other places, such as the parking garages or ridgetops of our neighborhoods,” Donnellan said. “At this point, we wouldn’t be able to control that. Having the fireworks would be inviting those gatherings to happen. As long as public health officials tell us that behavior is not safe, we cannot do things to encourage it.”

Senior Lunches are cancelled until all restrictions are lifted. “We understand how much our active adults love these programs, but because that population is especially vulnerable to the virus, we have to be able to entertain them without putting them at undue risk,” Donnellan said.

The Mt. Lebanon Golf Course is open for play, with some new rules requiring social distancing and other safety protocols. Details are available here: www.mtlebanon.org/194/Golf-Course

Since indoor recreation is not permitted in the Yellow Phase, Mt. Lebanon recreation crews are taking down the surface at the rink and it will not open before August 1. That tentative date is dependent on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other recommendations from the state and county. 

The staff will continue to evaluate other programs, classes and events to see if they are able to conduct those safely. Stay up-to-date by frequently checking mtlebanon.org/corona and click on the OPEN as well as the CANCELLATIONS and CLOSURES tabs.  


Monday, May 11, 2020

Updated 9:20 a.m.

The free electronics recycling event is on for Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public works yard, off Cedar Boulevard. The event has some procedural changes to ensure safety. For example, you must unload your own vehicle to limit person-to-person contact. Only one vehicle will be allowed to unload at a time. Recycled items are limited to: Televisions (all types), computer monitors, computer towers, laptops, printers, small copiers, telephone equipment and computer peripherals.

The contractor will not accept items that normally carry a fee for recycling, such as broken television tubes, appliances and mercury containing bulbs. We request that you wear a mask to the event.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Updated 10:55 a.m.

COVID-19: 2020 Tax Considerations - changes to tax due dates for EIT and Real Estate Tax.

Earned Income and Net Profits Tax

The new due date for 2019 Final Returns and 1st quarter 2020 Estimated Payments for individuals is JULY 15, 2020.

In line with the Commonwealth’s and Federal Government’s decision to extend the due date for the filing of 2019 year-end returns, the Municipality and School District have affirmed our tax collection committee’s decision to extend the due date to July 15, 2020 in the best interest of our taxpayers and tax professionals.

2020 Real Estate Taxes

The Municipality has decided to extend the real estate tax face collection period to December 31, 2020. This three (3) month extension means our taxpayers will not accrue any penalty if they pay the face amount by 12/31/20. Pending School Board approval on May 18, 2020, the School District’s installment plan will change from three (3) to four (4) payments. The new payment dates are as follows.

Municipal Due Dates

2% Discount Period: June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Face Period: August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Penalty Period: After December 31, 2020

School District Due Dates
2% Discount Period: June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Face Period: August 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Penalty Period: After September 30, 2020

School District Only - Installment Plan

1/4 Face Due September 30, 2020
1/4 Face Due October 31, 2020
1/4 Face Due November 30, 2020
1/4 Face Due February 28, 2021

eCheck Payment Option
In order to mitigate check processing and other mail contact for our staff, the Municipality and School District are encouraging all taxpayers who wish to pay by check to use our payment portal to pay by eCheck. Both taxing bodies are waiving any eCheck fees. An eCheck drafts directly from your check or savings account in 1-2 business days. Please visit https://mylebo.mtlebanon.org/ for more this payment option.

You may pay your Mt. Lebanon tax bills and fees (storm water, property tax and sewerage, etc.) in the labeled box outside the municipal building.

Updated - 9:15 a.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Inspections Office is following these guidelines for all construction projects in the Municipality: Beginning May 1, all businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth, including those in new construction, renovation and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities are permitted to maintain in-person operations pursuant to the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s April 20, 2020 amendments to the Business Closure Orders so long as their activities strictly adhere to this guidance. Construction projects previously granted an exemption to continue in-person operations may continue operations but must adhere to this guidance. 

Permit applications will be accepted by mail or by a drop box in the rear vestibule of the Municipal Building. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Approved applications will be mailed, as the office is still closed to the public. 

Additional information available here.


Monday, April 13, 2020

Updated -9:20 a.m.

Mt. Lebanon and Dormont residents in need of help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can get assistance from Neighborhood Aid, a newly organized group of municipal and borough staff and volunteers. 

A call to 412-253-4104, weekdays from 9 to 5, or a visit to neighborhoodaid.org will connect residents with a customer service representative versed in the vast array of available services, including help with obtaining food and medication, financial assistance, business resources and general information. Volunteers also are available for errands for those who cannot or should not leave their homes to get urgently needed supplies. 

The service is free, although residents are expected to pay for any purchases requested. The service will continue as long as the need exists.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Updated -5:00 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon Police Department is monitoring its national networks to stay abreast of potential scams. Even though it’s a scary time, make sure you give due diligence to anything that doesn’t look or sound right. Specifically, the department has received warnings about:

* Robocalls that offer air-duct cleaning services, work-from-home opportunities, cut-rate health insurance, immune-system boosting supplements, free insulin and free coronavirus testing kits. 

* Do not fall for any scams promising expedited payment of your stimulus money. 

* Do not give out your Medicare number to anyone.

* Watch for phishing scams with emails and texts that look valid but want you to click on a link. The latest Covid-19 scam involves receiving a text message that states someone you have been in contact with has tested positive and you must self isolate and click the link for more information. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS - DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IN THE MESSAGE. Please let elderly neighbors, friends and family know about this scam.

More details available here.


Friday, April 3, 2020

Updated - 3:25 p.m.

Governor Tom Wolf today recommended that all Pennsylvania residents wear a mask if they go outside their homes. He emphasized it should not be the surgical or N95 masks that medical professionals use

“But, if you must go out because you are out of food or medication, then wearing a mask, or even a bandana across your nose and mouth, could be an extra layer of protection," Wolf said.

“You don’t need a surgical mask – we need those for our health care workers and first responders. We have guidance on universal masking on our website, including instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home.”

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In a meeting with Mt. Lebanon emergency medical services professionals today, we learned that medics are seeing patients who are waiting too long to call an ambulance for critical medical issues because they are concerned with catching COVID-19 at the hospital. Kaitlin Shotsberger, St. Clair Hospital’s executive director of quality care and management, says patients should absolutely call 9-1-1 if they are having a medical emergency and that the hospital is taking steps to ensure COVID-19 patients are separated from others having medical issues.

She also noted the hospital’s triage line, 412-942-2600, is available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help and direct patients who feel they might have the disease. People who suspect they have COVID-19 should not report to the hospital without calling their personal physician, hospital triage or 9-1-1 first.


Monday, March 16, 2020

Updated - 1:45 p.m.

The Mt. Lebanon police and fire departments shared detailed information about current practice and some changes to usual procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to keep the community and our first responders safe, please follow these directions until further notice:

1. For emergency calls, where a person’s personal safety or property are immediately endangered, call 9-1-1 right away. Officers will continue to promptly respond to the scene in a manner appropriate to the emergency. Always call 9-1-1 to report emergency situations.

2. For reports of previous crimes, suspicious behavior (not currently occurring), information requests, general complaints and similar needs, please call 9-1-1. The dispatcher will provide the details to an officer who will screen the call to determine the appropriate response. For circumstances that may not require a face-to-face interaction, an officer will call the complainant by phone to see if the request for police assistance or information can be handled by phone.

3. We strongly discourage walk-in complaints at the Public Safety Center. As a precaution, the Public Safety Center has been locked down to exclude visitors and other non-essential personnel. If it is necessary to visit the Public Safety Center to meet with a police officer or firefighter, please follow the instructions posted at the rear entrance to the facility.

4. To request a copy of a police report, please call our records department at 412-343-4143, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

5. To request a copy of a Pennsylvania State Reportable Crash Report, please visit: http://www.crashdocs.org/. All reports for Mt. Lebanon reportable crashes, which involve an injury or vehicle that requires a tow, are available for download at this website.

6. Fingerprinting services, child safety seat installations and public safety center tours are suspended indefinitely. If you need to be fingerprinted, find an authorized "IdentoGO" location at https://www.identogo.com/

7. For drivers who were previously issued a warning notice by an MLPD officer and need to show proof that the item was corrected, please respond to the rear parking lot of the Public Safety Center and call 9-1-1. Remain in the parking lot, in your car and an officer will respond to assist you.

8. If you need to speak with a firefighter for a non-emergency reason, call 412-343-3402.