FAQs from Residents

Q: Is there zoning in Greene Township?

A: There is no zoning ordinance currently adopted in the township of Greene, Pike County, Pennsylvania. However, there are still other regulations for properties located in Greene Township that are described in Ordinance #94 – Subdivision and Land Development.

Properties located in a development may have additional by-laws that are to be followed.

If you need a letter stating this, please find our letter here:

Q: Are there any rules against short and/or long term rentals in Greene Township?

A: Greene Township does not have any ordinances against short and/or long term rentals at this time.

Q: How do I sign up for garbage/recycling pick-up?

A: Greene Township does not have public utilities. Garbage pick-up would have to be set up by the resident through a privately operated company. There are no recycling locations in Pike County, but residents can utilize Wayne County locations. Please visit the Recycling page for more information.

Q: How do I report potholes?

A: Since Greene Township is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and is subject to the changing weather conditions of the area, roads that are dirt and gravel often form potholes. The township road crew works diligently to fix them, starting with the worst severe and working their way to the least severe. If you would like to report potholes on township roads, please fill out a Request for Action Form and mail it to the township building, 198 Brink Hill Rd. Greentown, PA 18426, or email it to secretary@greenetownship.org. *Form must be filled out completely

Q: I want to build an addition, shed, garage, or other structure. Do I need a permit?

A: Yes. Permits are required for building, and other home projects. Please visit our Building page for information on how to obtain a permit.

Q: How do I advise the Township Supervisors that another Greene Township resident is in violation of an ordinance?

A: If you are a resident of Greene Township and would like to report a complaint, please fill out the Request for Action Form and mail it to 198 Brink Hill Rd., Greentown, PA 18426, or email it to secretary@greenetownship.org *Form must be filled out completely

Q: How do I know if there is a burn ban in effect and when it is lifted?

A: Township burn bans are requested by the Fire Chief and put into effect by the Township Supervisors. Red “Burn Ban in Effect” signs will be posted at each township line, it will be announced on the Township’s Facebook page, and it will be posted on the slider on the home page of the website.

There is no time limit restrictions for Township burn bans. The Board of Supervisors can apply and lift the ban at their discretion.

When a burn ban is lifted, the signs will be removed from the township lines and it will be posted in the same locations mentioned above.

It is the responsibility of any resident planning to burn to check with their local municipality, and to inform the fire department, before they burn.

For more information as to why a burn ban may be in effect, please visit the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) website. You can then click on “Burn Bans” on the right-hand side for more detailed information. *Please note: The DCNR’s website lists county wide burn bans. Local municipalities and county offices may have additional burning restrictions or ban information. 

Please see the Township Ordinance regarding outdoor fires below.

Q: How do I get information about my property and/or home?

A: Please contact Pike County for more information regarding properties and homes. Their office can be contacted through their website.

Q: Who do I call if there is a tree down across a Township road?

A: If there is a tree, or other object, on a Township road, please call:

  • Monday – Thursday 9:00am-2:30pm (570) 676-9325
  • All other times (570) 351-6277