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The Corporation of Shepherdstown would like to remind its' residents of the prohibition of open fires within the corporate limits per Section 7-117 Burning Ordinance as provided below:


It shall be unlawful for any person to burn or to permit any other person to burn on his property, any fires or combustible material within the Town limits of the Corporation of Shepherdstown, except as may be provided for and allowed by other provisions of the Code of the Corporation of Shepherdstown.

  • Open fires

No persons shall cause, suffer, allow or permit an open fire except under the following conditions:

  • When such fire is set or permission for such fire is given by the Fire Chief of the Corporation of Shepherdstown with the concurrence of the Jefferson County Health Officer:
    1. For the purpose of the elimination of a fire or health hazard which cannot be abated by any other
    2. For instruction in methods of fighting
    3. For the purpose of removing any hazardous
  • When oil or gas fired salamanders or other devices are used for heating by construction or other workers, provided no nuisance or air pollution is
  • When fires are used for outdoor cooking or other recreational purposes and no nuisance or air pollution is


This violation falls under the Section 7-116 “Penalties” of the Town Code.



Section 7-116 Penalties

A violation of any of the foregoing prohibitions set forth in this title shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00. Any violation continuing from day to day shall constitute separate individual violations and may be prosecuted as such. Revised October 2000 to include the following paragraph. Upon the final hearing of any proceeding to punish for an offense, if judgement is given against the accused such judgement shall include

the costs incurred by the Town, or due to any officer in that behalf, in addition to court costs of forty ($40.00) dollars and any fees required by law.