Vernon Township has two Volunteer Fire Departments. Vernon Central Hose Company and Vernon Township Fire Department. These departments consist of local men and women who volunteer their time to learning life saving/fire fighting skills. They rely on public donations and memberships in order to run these departments. It is good to know that in this day and age, there are still people in the world who are willing to make the time to help save lives.

Fire Code Enforcement Officers: 

 John Fuller Chief Vernon Central Hose Company
814-337-2050 Truck Room - leave message 
Derek Leskowak, Chief Vernon Township Fire Department
814-337-5654 Truck Room - leave message

firefighter hand crafted wooden plaque

Burning Ordinance : A burn permit must be obtained from the Township Building if you will be doing any type of open burning.


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How can I obtain a burning permit?

Burning permits are now being issued through Vernon Township Municipal Building.

Where can I obtain a copy of the Vernon Township Local Tax Return?

Starting with the first quarter of 2012. Berkheimer Associates will be collecting the local 1% wage tax for the businesses located in Vernon Township. Quarterly forms are available at

How do I rent a shelter at Roche Park?

Call the Township Secretary at 814-337-8126. The shelter may be reserved over the telephone and payment made later. Shelter 1, 2, 3, and 4 are $40.00 and Shelter #5 is $75.00.