Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467
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Community Announcements

Holiday Porch Pirates

The Columbia Borough Police Department would like to remind residents to take precautions when having items delivered.

The following are a few tips to help deter “porch pirates”:

  1. Make sure the delivery location is well lit
  2. When placing orders ask for the packages to be delivered to an alternate location (back porch, family member/neighbor who is home, etc…)

Also, Gorman Distributors, Inc. located at 1201 Manor Street, Columbia is a UPS Access Point. 

This means:

  1. That when ordering, if being delivered by UPS, you may request the package be delivered to Gorman Distributors.  If there is a phone number on the package, they will call you to let you know that they have it.
  2. Or, if the UPS driver attempts to deliver the package to your home and you do not answer the door the driver will return the package to UPS that day and will automatically deliver the package to Gorman Distributors the next business day for you to pick it up there.

Please note:  You must request one of the two above options when ordering for your package to be delivered to Gorman Distributors and you must bring proof of ID to pick up your package.  Gorman is open for pickup weekdays from 8am-5pm and from 9am-12pm on Saturdays.  You may also drop of packages for UPS pickup at Gorman Distributors.  The packages must be correctly packaged and addressed and must be there prior to 5pm.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!!

Business Emergency Contact Information Needed

The Columbia Borough Police Department is requesting all businesses operating within Columbia Borough update their emergency contact information by completing a “Business Emergency Contact Information” Form. Providing this information will ensure that the Police Department can get in contact with someone in the event of an emergency involving your business. Please copy and paste the following link to your browser:

Complete the form and submit it to the Columbia Borough Police Department at 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512 by December 31, 2018.

Forms are also available at the Police Station.

Columbia Market House Survey

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, in partnership with Columbia Borough, has begun planning for the reopening of the Columbia Market House. We want to assure that every resident has the opportunity to offer input into the planning process as we begin bringing this community treasure back to life.

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us on this survey.

Required Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers required for rental, boarding or rooming units

Columbia borough requires a 5lb abc fire extinguisher be mounted in the kitchen of a rental unit, boarding house or rooming unit. abc is the acronym for an extinguisher certified for a, b, and c type fires. a is common fuels like wood, b is for flammable liquids, and c is for charged electrical fires.

as of September 1st Columbia borough requires that the fire extinguisher be mounted somewhere in the kitchen away from the stove. it needs to be easily accessible to the resident.