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 Monday, October 31, 2016. 

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

To find Halloween events registered with the City of Pittsburgh, please go to this interactive map.

For more information, 

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

  • Stay safe while you Trick or Treat:
    • Call 9-1-1 if someone bothers you, you are lost or scared.  
    • Call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 anytime of the day or night if you are worried about something you've eaten.

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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