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 hours that I am permitted to burn?

Yes.  Burning in a safe and unoffensive manner shall be allowed between the hours of 6 am – 6 pm.

Do I need a permit to burn outdoors?

No, a permit is not required.

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.