Dogs

County Dog Licenses


To acquire an Allegheny County dog license, please visit the website for the Allegheny County Dog License Department or stop by the township office for a paper application. For a Washington County dog license, visit the Washington County website.

Leash Law in Township Parks

Dogs must remain on physical leashes at all times in all parts of township parks, including Morgan Park, Sturgeon Park, Boys Home Park, the Seminary Avenue Fields and the Panhandle Trail.

Dogs must remain on physical leashes in all parts of Fairview Park, except inside the designated Off-Lease Dog Zone ONLY when the owner/handler carries a current permit properly issued by South Fayette Township.

Owners must have their dogs under control at all times, clean up after their dogs and follow all other park rules and regulations. Please call 9-1-1 immediately to report any violations or emergencies.

Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park (Permit Required)

Get your Fairview Park Off-Leash Dog Zone permit online.
Apply or renew without having to appear in person at the township office.

Yearly permit fee, per household:

  • Residents: $50
  • Non-Residents: $100

South Fayette Township provides a permit-only Off-Leash Dog Zone within Fairview Park where properly permitted dog owners and handlers may allow  their animals to exercise without a leash. (Dogs MUST remain on a leash  to and from the designated dog park area.) Mowed paths meander through the non-fenced scenic park.

Residents and non-residents age 18 years or older may apply to use the Off-Leash Dog Zone. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to enter the off-leash zone.

Dog owners/handlers whose animals remain on a leash at all times within the dog park area do not need a permit. The area is open to the public and to those who are not handling dogs, but be aware that off-leash dogs may be present. Everyone enters the Off-Leash Dog Zone at their own risk.

Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park

Fairview Park Off-Lease Dog Zone Map