Department of Public Safety
Happy Halloween!

Dear Neighbors,

For many, Halloween is a festive night celebrated by both children and adults. Halloween is also the night when the time honored tradition of trick-or-treating takes place.

This year the City of Pittsburgh’s official trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. 

In addition to trick-or-treating, many community groups and churches throughout the City host  Halloween parties, parades and other events as alternatives to trick-or-treating. To connect interested residents with neighborhood events, the Department of Public Safety, SaferTogether initiative has created an easy, user-friendly way for community and church groups to register their Halloween festivities online

For more information, or to request a free activity book, please contact Liz Style at 412-255-8977 or via email at or John Tokarski  at 412-255-2117 via email at

You can also print out the Safety Tips and Activity Pages here:

With your help, we can make Halloween a safe and enjoyable event for all residents of Pittsburgh.

For Halloween Pet Fun and Safety, visit:

The ASPCA’s pet poison control hotline number is  (888) 426-4435. Fees may apply.  People can also call the free human poison control hotline, which may have some information for common pet ingestions: 1 (800) 222-1222.  The FAQ for the ASPCA's poison control is:

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