Burning – FAQ’s
Am I permitted to burn within the Borough limits?
Yes, provided the Borough has not issued a Burn Ban.
Are there certain days/hours that I am permitted to burn?
Yes. Open burning of trees, tree limbs, logs, brush, stumps, leaves or grass or shrubbery clippings, in a safe and unoffensive manner, shall be conducted on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Wednesday and the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Saturday of each month between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Outdoor campfires and small bonfires for cooking, ceremonies, or recreation are allowed provided they do not cause a public nuisance.
Do I need a permit to burn outdoors?
No, a permit is not required. As a courtesy, we do recommend calling the County Control non-emergency number (814.623.1105) in advance to let them know you will be open burning.
Are there any burning restrictions?
Yes. The following restrictions apply:
- There shall be no burning on the streets.
- If in a container, a fire must be at least fifteen (15′) feet from a structure; if on an open pile, a fire must be at least fity (50′) feet from a structure.
- No garbage, inorganic material, including plastics or animal feces, are to be burned.