Burn Pit Ordinance 

Borough residents are reminded about the use of fire pits in town:


ORDINANCE NUMBER 4 OF 2013


AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 34 – AIR POLLUTION ORDINANCE


SWOYERSVILLE BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA


ALLOWING ONLY PRE MADE, MANUFACTURED FIRE PITS OR CHIMINEAS IN
SWOYERSVILLE BOROUGH FOR BURNING OF SEASONED FIRE WOOD ONLY
BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the Borough
Council and Mayor of Swoyersville Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, as follows:


(1) Pre made fire pits or chimineas ONLY will be allowed to be used in the Borough of
Swoyersville. No homemade fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, incinerators, chimineas and other

types of burning pits will be allowed in the Borough of Swoyersville.

All fires must be extinguished and not allowed to smolder on the following days and times:
Monday through Thursday: All Fires must be extinguished and not allowed to smolder by 10
PM local time. Friday through Sunday: All Fires must be extinguished and not allowed to
smolder by 11 PM local time.


DISTANCES FROM BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY LINES: ALL pre made fire pits or chimineas
must be placed a minimum of 20 FEET from any house and a minimum of 10 FEET from any
property line.


ONLY SEASONED FIRE WOOD WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE BURNED. ALL OTHER
MATERIALS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE BURNED.


Any violation of the above regulations shall be punishable under Paragraph 2 of this
Ordinance.
(2) Violations and penalties.
Any person, business or corporation who shall be convicted of violating the provisions of this
Ordinance before any District Justice shall be punishable by a fine of Five Hundred ($500.00)
Dollars, together with the cost of prosecution.


ENACTED AND ORDAINED this 3rd day of September, 2013, at a regular meeting of
Swoyersville Borough Council, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, held on this 3rd day of
September, 2013.

If there are violations please contact the police department.

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