Proud home of our nation’s Flag Day holiday, our community - the Township of Collier - was founded in June of 1875. Now, and in our second century, the Township of Collier prides itself in being one of the region’s best communities in which to live, work and raise a family. Located six miles southwest of Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Collier is readily accessible, having its own exit from Interstate 79. Close proximity to the City of Pittsburgh enhances Collier Township’s quality of life. Residents take advantage of the cultural, business and higher education opportunities of a larger city, while also enjoying our suburb’s excellent public safety, many convenient shopping districts, well-maintained recreational facilities and top-notch schools. If you live here, we hope you’ll visit this site often to keep up on what is happening in the community. If you live elsewhere, welcome to Collier Township – and come back again.
About Collier Township
A Township of the Pennsylvania First Class Code, covering a land area of 12.78 square miles and with a population of 7,200 residents, Collier Township is a community that has practiced good planning, open government and through its dedicated public officials and well-trained staff has made a community that is solvent and rich with community spirit and history.
Follow the links for detailed information about specific municipal departments and information on your elected officials from those here in Collier to those who represent you at the County, Commonwealth and Federal levels.
Collier Township is a full-service community that ensures that all possible physical comforts of our residents, business owners and visitors are met through the many superior public services offered at the Township level. These include trash collection, recycling and general maintenance of community green areas, facilities and infrastructure.
Collier is serviced by three all-volunteer fire companies that practice the motto of “neighbors helping neighbors.” The Presto, Rennerdale and Kirwan Heights Fire Departments are each strategically located in separate quadrants of the Township and provide vigilant fire, rescue and emergency medical services. Collier Township Police Department is a traditional municipal police agency. All officers are state certified and commissioned; many serve various specialty roles within the Department, including heavy-truck inspectors. The CTPD practices community-oriented policing and strives to be there when you need them most.
Parks & Recreation
With four neighborhood parks, a main Township Park, a Community Center, the Panhandle Trail System, communal green areas and even parts of the regional Allegheny County Settlers Cabin Park, in addition to many recreational programs and services offered by our full-time Parks and Recreation Department, Collier Township has the facilities and amenities to keep our citizenry active and healthy. Information on upcoming recreational programs and classes, registration for our organized sports leagues, and guides on how you can rent our facilities for your intended uses can be found here.
Part of the Chartiers Valley School District, our many residential neighborhoods offer distinct living styles, tied together by community spirit and charm. Each neighborhood is in close proximity to shopping centers, employment opportunities and recreational amenities. To make living in Collier easier, listings of our businesses, places of interest, importance and worship are listed here.