Due to DEP Regulations, we are no longer able to collect electronics with your regular trash. Electronics must be recycled. Electronics need to be taken directly to the Centre County Refuse and Recycling Center on Transfer Road. There is no fee.
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The Borough now has a Facebook page. Please ‘like’ us at Borough of Bellefonte.
If you do not have a brush container and you have limbs/brush that are bundled in 4 foot (or less) lengths, the Borough will pick these up. You must call the Borough office at 355-1501 by the Tuesday of the week you wish to have it picked up to set up a special collection (will not be charged) so the Refuse Crew knows there are bundled limbs/brush to be picked up at your location. Bundled limbs/brush will be picked up on Wednesdays and must be at the curb.
With Centre County having a 9-1-1 system in place, the importance of having an address number on your home cannot be emphasized enough. In an effort to serve you better, Bellefonte Borough is requesting that residents cooperate in posting their street numbers on their homes. The following are the specifications as written in the Borough’s Property Maintenance Code.
304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) for one and two-family homes. All commercial buildings, including buildings that have 3 or more residential units, numbers shall be a minimum of 6 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches.
The main concern of everyone is for the safety of the residents of Bellefonte Borough. You never know when you may be the next one to call 9-1-1 for an emergency. Be sure your house number is posted and visible from the road so you can be found as quickly as possible, as every minute counts.
Check It Out -make your utility payment on line using pay pal.
Go to the Government Tab and Select Water, Sewer, and Refuse Payments on line.
A new convenience for our customers!
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 Emergency Notification Service, 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 ‘Bellefonte Borough’ or ‘Bellefonte Police Department’.
If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form at our new Emergency Notification Contact Info Request page to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists at the same page.
Welcome to Bellefonte
Bellefonte is a borough of approximately 6400 people, located in the center of Pennsylvania. It has been home to seven United States Governors, contains exquisite Victorian architecture, is rich in history related to the iron and lumber industry, contains natural resources ideal for outdoor water recreation, and has taken a preeminent role in education. Bellefonte was named for its enormous spring by the French statesman, Talleyrand. The rampant demolition of historic buildings so prevalent elsewhere in the United States from the 1950s – 1970s largely bypassed Bellefonte leaving untouched many large, historically and architecturally significant commercial and residential buildings.
The Borough of Bellefonte is committed to working collaboratively to maintain a safe and secure family friendly community; to providing the public with premium, prompt, courteous service in a cost effective manner; and to managing community development to protect natural and cultural resources.
The vision of Bellefonte Borough is to establish a community of opportunity and prosperity. It will support plans and strategies to provide high quality community services creating an attractive, clean, accessible, and safe community, ensure the preservation of natural and cultural resources, and provide the infrastructure to support opportunities for individual and business growth and development, with special emphasis on recreation, history, and the arts