Fire Chief / Chief Code Enforcement Officer
244 North Perry Street
Johnstown, New York 12095
The Common Council recently
amended the City of Johnstown Code of
Ordinances, Chapter 10, Section 10-1401, entitled Bonfires and Outdoor Rubbish
Fires. This amendment would allow outdoor
burning in the City of Johnstown. Anyone wishing to have a recreational fire
must comply with the provisions of said Ordinance. Provisions include, but are
not limited, to the following:
Any person who wishes to have a recreational
fire in a portable fireplace or similar device must obtain a permit prior to
such a fire. The permit shall contain the name and address of the location
where the portable fireplace or similar device is to be used. Such permit is
not transferable to any other person or location.
The permit specified in paragraph A shall
require an annual fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars to be paid to and
collected by the Fire Department. A copy of this ordinance shall be provided
along with the permit.
No recreational fire shall be started or
allowed to continue unless the permit can be produced and shown to anyone
who requests to see the permit.
Any recreational fire, portable fireplace or
similar device not in compliance with all the terms of this ordinance may,
in addition to any other penalties, result in the permanent revocation of
Permits for recreational fires shall be
issued only to the property owner or to a tenant, provided that the tenant
supplies the Fire Department with a letter of approval for the permit signed
by the property owner.
Any person who violates any provision of this
ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation and shall be
subject to a fine not to exceed $250.00 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed
15 (fifteen) days or both.
Further information, can be obtained by contacting
the Fire Department/Code Enforcement Office at 736-4076.