Welcome to the Borough of Taylor

This is the official website of the Borough of Taylor. Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, four miles southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. The history of Taylor Borough is an interesting journey. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. It is our intention at TaylorBorough.com to provide it’s visitors with an informative recap of our community. Taylor Borough has been a unique place to live and work. We hope that the information on this website will be useful and informational.


Updated Recycling Schedule

Please note that recycling can be placed in open containers other than the traditional recycling cans. Capacity should be 35 gallons or less, color doesn’t matter.

Recycling Schedule



Street and Roadway Repair

Residents are encouraged to contact the Borough to report any severe problems such as Large Potholes, Open Holes, Non-Functioning Storm Sewer Catch Basins, Severe Depressions and so on.

  Special Meeting Notices

 The Public Hearing for the River Street, Taylor PA Request to Vacate that was reconvened on May 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM has been recessed until May 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Taylor Borough Council Chambers. The Public is invited to attend.


 The Regular Council Meeting that was reconvened on May 18, 2016 at 7:45 PM has been recessed until May 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Borough Council Chambers. The Public is invited to attend.


 Meeting Canceled

The Work Session scheduled for May 24th, 2016 at 7:30 PM has been canceled.

Reminder to all Borough Residents

Taylor Borough has adopted a new Burn Ordinance to regulate and prohibit the burning, ignition and combustion of rubbish, garbage and other materials within the Borough of Taylor, and to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents.

  1. Any resident using a fire pit within the Borough shall be constructed and operated in a safe manner, and shall not be located closer than twenty (20) feet to any building, structure or property line.The fuel area of fire pit is limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  2. Only clean seasoned firewood or charcoal may be burned. No burning of trash leaves, brush, and pressure treated wood or painted wood is permitted.
  3. All openings in the container or fire pit must be covered with wire mesh or other non-combustible screening materials that will prevent the passage of sparks or embers.
  4. All fires shall be constantly attended by at least one (1) adult person until they are completely extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a m minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel’s., water bucket or garden hose shall be available for immediate utilization.
  5. No such fire or container may be used on any porch, deck, balcony or other portion of a building.
  6. Fires are not permitted during adverse wind and weather conditions.
  7. Fires shall not be permitted to smolder.
  8. All open fires as set forth herein shall be extinguished no later than 12:00 A.M (Midnight).
  9. Any fire permitted to burn in an unsafe manner under adverse weather conditions, unsupervised, determined unsafe by the Fire Chief or Police Officers(s), or in violation of any provision of this Ordinance, shall be extinguished immediately upon demand by such official
  10. Permit Requirements: Except for portable grills/barbeques (which require no permit), before a property owner may allow a fire pit to be constructed on its property, pursuant to this Ordinance, the property owner shall obtain from the Borough Code Enforcement Officer, at a cost of $5.00(Five-Dollars), a Fire Pit Permit generally authorizing the use of the proposed fire pit at the proposed location on the property. In the event there is a question as to the safety of the operation or construction of any grill or fire pit within the Borough, the Fire Chief or Officer of one of the local fire departments shall be consulted to inspect said structure.
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