Animal Control

Upper St. Clair Township participates in a joint Animal Control program with Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, Mt. Lebanon, Scott, and Whitehall.

Three Animal Control officers are on duty seven days per week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and provide emergency service 24-hours per day.

Clair's Kennel, located at the rear of the Municipal Building, provides a temporary home for wandering pets. Residents can call the Police Department for Animal Control Service to report animals running at large, to enforce nuisance animal regulations, and to report injured or killed animals.

Returning pets to their proper owner and finding homes for unclaimed animals are priorities for Animal Control officers.

The emergency number for this service is 412.833.7500.


Township Animal Control Code

Chapter 41 of the Township Code deals with animals. It addresses animals running at large, defines public nuisance animals, restrictions on farm animals, and the functions of the animal control officers.

    Chapter 41 of the Township Code is available at:
  • the Upper St. Clair Reception Desk
  • the Upper St. Clair Library or
  • Online here

Contact the

USC Police

Emergency Calls
Dial 412-833-7500
or 911


Administration Office
Monday - Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Non-Emergency Calls
412-833-1113

1820 McLaughlin Run Road  Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
USC Police Department

Lost Pet Project

Returning pets to their proper owner and finding homes for unclaimed animals are priorities for Animal Control officers.

Anyone having any information please contact Animal Control thru County Dispatch 412.279.6911 or contact the Police Department and request Animal Control.

Breed: chihuahua Sex: Male
Recovered: 19-Jul-2014 Age: Older
Tags/Collar/ID Chip: No Tags | No Collar | No ID Chip
Details: He is from Whitehall Borough and was recovered in the Prospect area. He is black and white, very sweet, loves people, and does not like to be alone. Anyone with information or his owner is asked to contact animal control through the Whitehall Police desk 412-884-1101 request animal control.

Pet Licenses

There are two licenses required for dogs: Allegheny County and Upper St. Clair.

Pennsylvania law requires owners to obtain dog licenses by January 1 of each year. Violations can result in fines up to $300 per day. To be in compliance with this law, dog owners must obtain the Allegheny County License by January 1 of each year.

The Upper St. Clair license, which should be obtained by January 15 of each year, is a "Pet License." Chapter 41 of the Township Code defines a pet as "any dog, cat or other domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility."

    The Upper St. Clair license application is available at:
  • the Upper St. Clair Reception Desk or
  • Online here

There is no charge for the Upper St. Clair license but proof of rabies vaccination is required.