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Burning Regulations

Emergency Calls

To report an emergency dial 9-1-1.

Non Emergency Calls

Butler Township is currently provided fire and rescue service through the Butler Township Volunteer Fire District. If you need to contact the department for non-emergency business 

  • Fire Department
    • Deputy Chief, Kevin Smith
    • (724) 482-2000
  • Director of Emergency Services
    • Scott Frederick
    • (724) 283-3430

Please use these links for additional emergency services information

Emergency Information

The following links can provide information, help you prepare or find support in emergencies.

 Yard Waste

Yard waste includes non-composted:

  • tree trimmings, leaves
  • branches, shrubs
  • grass clippings
  • other products or by-products of vegetative growth.

Butler Township Codified Ordinance §231-16 permits the burning of yard waste in accordance with the following standards:

  • Burning of yard waste is permitted during the months of MASON
    • March
    • April
    • September
    • October
    • November
  • No burning is permitted upon any public street, alley or right-of-way.
  • No burning is permitted to be any closer than 30 feet from the nearest building and/or 10 feet from any inhabited area, roadway, property line or utility.
  • All fires must be continually watched until all ashes or burning embers are completely extinguished.
  • Fires are permitted from sunup until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All fires must be completely extinguished.

Recreational Fires

You are permitted to have a recreational fire at any time within Butler Township.  Please see the link for rules concerning Recreational Fires.

Violations and Penalties

Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense which is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, or, in default of payment of such fine, then by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than 30 days. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate and distinct offense.