Welcome to Derry Borough


Derry Borough Council will accept letters of interest for the following positions:
a. Three (3) vacancies and (1) alternate vacancy for the Zoning Hearing Board
b. Three (3) Civil Service Commission vacancies
c. Vacancy Board Chairman
d. One (1) vacancy for the Municipal Authority Board expiring term December 31, 2022

Part-time Police Officers

The Borough of Derry will accept applications for Part-time Police Officers Flexibility is essential and weekends a must. Act 120 and experience preferred. Applications may be obtained and accepted at the Derry Borough Office, 114 East Second Avenue, Derry PA 15627 from 8AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.

Pollutant Reduction Plan

Derry Community Park Project Drawings

Best Management Practices for Storm Water in Derry Borough

Derry Borough Council and the Public Works Department is asking all residents to refrain from putting your grass clippings on the street. The reason is to assist with our sediment control of our storm drains as a Best Management Practice to eliminate clogging of our storm drainage system. Recently, we had our streets swept in a cooperative shared service agreement with the City of Latrobe and found that almost 50% of collections were grass clippings. Please know that it is against Derry Code to dispose of any solid waste in our streets due to stormwater BMP’s and grass clippings are considered a solid waste. This type of waste is pushed into our storm sewers and impedes the flow of rain and stormwater in our system causing back-ups and possibly flooding concerns. We appreciate all residents who assist us with good practice of lawn care.

2016 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

Westmoreland County is in the process of establishing a new long term vision and community plan for our area by engaging citizens, businesses, and civic leaders to partner together to create a prosperous and viable county. Please take the time to review their site and get involved.

Recent Grant Awards for Derry Borough

Derry Community Park Improvements
East Owens Avenue Extension

Flood Plain Management and Insurance Requirements

The flood plain map of Derry Borough can be viewed by the following link: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/

Derry Borough Floodplain Management Ordinance 736

Appeal Information
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently re-mapped most of the country using 100-year flood projections, resulting in many homes being designated in flood zones which were never there before, despite many of these homes never or rarely having experienced flooding,” Commissioner Miller said. “If the mortgage on a home is backed by the federal government, which many are, then the homeowner must buy flood insurance.”

To appeal a home’s placement in what is officially called a Special Flood Hazard Area, the homeowner must show the lowest adjacent grade, or the lowest ground touching the structure, is at or above what is called the Base Flood Elevation. The Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which flood water is anticipated to rise during the base flood used in determining the land is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.

Commissioner Miller noted that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to provide this information in a letter to FEMA. For this type of appeal, called a Letter of Map Amendment, there is no charge to the consumer.

Homeowners can get more information on how to appeal a flood zone designation, get a flood map, and find answers to other questions, by going to https://www.fema.gov/information-homeowners. Homeowners can also call 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) to get information on appealing a flood zone designation.

As part of Governor Wolf’s continuing consumer education and protection initiative, the Insurance Department earlier this year created a one-stop shop webpage on flood insurance.  Consumers can access this webpage by going to www.insurance.pa.gov, then clicking on the “Flood” icon under Top Pages. This flood insurance webpage includes information on private insurance options for homeowners, as well as information on the federal government run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

Derry Station Parks and Heritage Trails Community Design Workshop

Homeowners Stormwater Management Guide

2015 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Industrial Property Available for Purchase in Derry Borough

Redevelopment Plan

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Historical Preservation

Derry Area Historical Society
357 Pittsburgh St.
New Derry, PA 15671

Phone: (724) 694-8808

Lowe Homestead Built 1897

Lowe Homestead Built 1897

Emerrling Homestead Built 1902

Emerrling Homestead Built 1902

Derry Presbyterian Church Built 1896

Derry Presbyterian Church Built 1896

Voting House Yealy Way 1916-1942

Voting House Yealy Way 1916-1942

Nicely Homestead Built 1890

Nicely Homestead Built 1890

Campbell Homestead Built 1882

Campbell Homestead Built 1882