Commonly Used Ordinances
Lower Milford Burning Ordinance
Lower Milford Ordinance No. 110 regulates the burning of leaves and trash in the Township. Open burning is permitted for yard waste (other than poisonous vegetation), recreation, ceremonies, clearing waste, domestic refuse, and agricultural fields. You MUST first contact the Lehigh County Communications Center at 610-437-5252 prior to burning anything other than domestic refuse or small cooking fires. Burning must be fifty (50) feet from any building, structure (including sheds) or wooded areas. There must be extinguishing equipment immediately available at all times. Burning is prohibited on Sundays, legal holidays, before dawn or after dusk with the exception of recreational and ceremonial fires. Burning cannot use roads, swales, curbs or drainage systems. No greater than ten (10) cubic yards of waste may be burned at one time.
If weather or other conditions such as drought or wind make it, in the opinion of the Board of Supervisors and/or the Fire Department Chief, constitute a danger to public health or welfare or hazards to life or property, a ban on burning can be declared. Please use common sense on windy days before you burn.
Lower Milford Nuisance Ordinance
Ordinance 106 declares all nuisances illegal and prohibited. A nuisance is described as an unsafe, insecure, or unsanitary condition; dangerous structures; uncontrolled burning; roaming or loud animals or other noises including music that is habitual and annoys, disturbs or endangers the comfort, health and safety or peace of others on adjoining properties.
Lower Milford Fireworks Ordinance
Ordinance 110 covers Fireworks. It is unlawful to possess or use fireworks in the Township without a permit. Applications must be submitted thirty (30) days in advance of any planned event. Only licensed fireworks operators can handle the display, and the license along with liability certificates for $1,000,000 per occurance must be submitted with the application. The Fire Department Chief must issue a written opinion that the proposed display will not be a hazard to property or life, and that the Fire Department is available on standby during the event.
Lower Milford Special Permits