Welcome to California Borough's Official Website

The Proposed General Fund, Sewer Fund, and Highway Aid Budgets can be viewed by clicking the links below. The 2019 Tax Ordinance can also be viewed by clicking the links below. The budgets and the tax ordinance will be up for adoption at the regular meeting of council on Dec. 13, 2018.

The Borough is accepting letters of interest from any resident wishing to serve on the California Borough Planning Commission. There are two seats open that need filled.

Mayoral Office Hours Effective Aug 27, 2018
Monday:  10am-12:00pm
Wednesday: 10am-12:00pm
Or By Appointment by calling 724.938.3233

Stop by to talk about any issues and concerns.

Our New Alert System Is Here!!

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents [and Businesses] in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.

Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of 'California Borough' or 'California Borough Police Department'.

If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form below to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.


If you need to contact us: 

  • by mail:
    225 Third Street
    California, PA 15419
  • by phone: 724-938-8878
  • by fax: 724-938-8881
  • by email: use the contact tab at the top of the this page.

Mayoral Office Hours Effective May 21, 2018
Tuesday:  10am-12:30pm
Thursday: 10am-12:30pm
Or By Appointment by calling 724.938.3233

Stop by to talk about any issues and concerns.

Notice from the Zoning/Code Office 

The owner of a property shall remove, trim or cut to a height of four (4) inches or less, all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of this Ordinance in accordance with the following minimum schedule:  at least one time prior to May 31st of each year; at least one time between July 16th and August 31st of each year; and at least one time between September 1st and the end of the growing season.  However, at no such time shall any property owner permit any grass, weeds, or other vegetation to grow on his property to a height in excess of six (6) inches.

You may view Ordinance 546 in its entirety under Ordinance, Adopted

2017 Tax Rate - 3.333 mils

2018 Tax Rate - 4.333 mils

2018 Meeting Schedule

The California Borough Council will hold their Committee and Regular Meeting of each month at 6:30 pm at the Municipal Building, 225 Third St., California, PA.

The 2018 Committee Meetings are the first Thursday of the month on the following dates: January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6.

The 2018 Regular Meetings are the second Thursday of the month on the follow dates: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.

The Reorganization meeting of council will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Any change in dates or times will be properly advertised.


The 2018 General Fund, Sewer Fund, and Highway Aid Fund budgets can be viewed by clicking on the links below.