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West Homestead Office

456 West Eighth Avenue
West Homestead, PA 15120
412-461-1844 ext. 1
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Purchasing a Home in West Homestead?

This page will help guide you in the process for closing on a home purchase in the Borough of West Homestead.  Please send requests to:

Borough of West Homestead
456 West Eighth Avenue
West Homestead, PA  15120
412-461-1844 extension #1

PURCHASE:

What we require:

  • Municipal Lien Letter (includes Sewage & Sanitation):  Cost $30.00
  • Residential Occupancy Inspection:  Cost $85.00
  • Dye Test Certification:  Cost $30.00
  • Lateral Test Certification: Cost $70.00
  • Commercial Inspection: Cost $150.00

Please make four (4) separate checks payable to:  West Homestead Borough.

Forms to be completed before lien letter is sent:  Transfer of Ownership and Residency Registration.

Please be sure to send your request in a timely manner, allowing time for our Inspector to perform an inspection of the property.  If the property does not pass and is an “as is” sale, a notarized affidavit is required before a “lien letter” is released.

Occupancy inspections are scheduled on Tuesday’s.  Please call the Borough Office at 412-461-1844 extension #1 to make an appointment. 

Dye Test/Later Test, Checklist for Occupancy, Transfer of Ownership, and Residency Registration can be found under Forms & Applications.

DYE TEST

Dye tests are required as a condition of sale.  Registered plumbers should contact the Borough Office at 412-461-1844 extension #1 to schedule an appointment for a Wednesday or Friday morning.  A Borough Representative must be present at the property during a Dye Test.

LATERAL TEST

Lateral tests are required as a condition of sale.  Registered plumbers are required to perform this test. A video of camera inspection along with application must be emailed to the Borough at westhomesteadborough@gmail.com. 

The video will be reviewed within 5-7 days of receipt.


RE-FINANCE

What we require for a refinance:

  • Municipal Lien Letter (includes Sewage & Sanitation):  Cost $30.00

PLEASE CALL THE BOROUGH OFFICE FOR ANY APPLICATIONS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.


CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAX CERTIFICATION

If you require a certification of real estate taxes, please send a request and a check for $30.00 made payable to:

Lisa Guckes, Tax Collector
456 West Eighth Avenue
West Homestead, PA  15120
412-462-4222

DELINQUENT BOROUGH TAX

Keystone Collections
118 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA  15642
724-978-0300

DELINQUENT SCHOOL TAX

Legal Tax
714 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA  15122
412-464-9555