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The Harrison Township Fire Department does require you to obtain a burn permit prior to a bonfire. View Burn Permit Application (PDF) You can contact the fire department at (937) 274-4351.
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Trash bills are mailed out every two months and are due on the 25th of the month.
Harrison Township does not provide trash containers. If you would like a container, Rumpke will provide one to you at a cost. You can contact Rumpke at (937) 461-0004 or (800) 828-8171.
You can pay your trash bill by cash, check, money order, online or by calling (877) 225-6064. If it's outside of regular office hours, you can leave your payment in the drop box located in the parking lot of the Harrison Township Government Center located at 5945 North Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45414.
The following holidays are observed by Rumpke:
If the holiday falls on or before your collection day (Monday through Friday), service will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week with Friday residents being serviced on Saturday. Please note: that if a Holiday falls on a weekend, Saturday or Sunday, the collection day is not affected and your trash will be collected on your normal collection day.
We are a drop off location for water payments, we do not process payments here. Contact Montgomery County Environmental Services at (937) 781-2688 with any further questions regarding your water bill.
To determine the location of your property lines, you will need to have a property survey completed. This is done by a certified and professional surveyor. If you purchased your property recently, a survey may have been completed by the title or mortgage company. Harrison Township cannot provide this service.
A permit is not required and residents are allowed to have two garage sales per calendar year. Each sale can run no longer than three consecutive days and each sale must occur a minimum of 90 days apart.
Harrison Township requires a fence permit. Fence regulations state that fences in the front yard may be a maximum of 3.5 feet tall, and they must be one foot back from the sidewalk and cannot interfere with visibility along a driveway. Corner lots are considered to have two front yards. Fences in rear or side yards may be a maximum height of six feet. For more information, view Fence Regulations, Fence Permit Application.
Prescription drugs can be dropped off at the main Sheriff's office located at 345 West Second Street, Dayton, OH 45402.
The snowplow truck must clear the roadway. The snowplow by design moves the snow from the roadway to the right side of the roadway leaving the snow in front of the driveways and along with the properties. In heavy snow (three or more inches) our snowplow trucks will make two passes, we recommend if possible you wait to clear your driveway until after those passes have been made. If you cannot wait to clear your driveway, we recommend that you place the snow from your driveway apron on the right side as you approach the street, this will decrease the volume of snow placed back into your driveway apron by the snowplow truck.
Harrison Township clears approximately 90 miles of the roadway during a snow/ice event. We start by clearing priority roads (heavily traveled roads, hills, and school zones) then start on all secondary roads implementing a predetermined pattern to maximize efficiency.
The property owner is responsible for maintaining sidewalks, curbs and driveway aprons. Any work done in the right-of-way requires a right-of-way permit. Permits can be obtained through the services department at (937) 274-6871.
Harrison Township requires that the right-of-way be free from obstructions, this includes rocks, railroad ties, barricades or any other decorative items used to protect property.
Harrison Township asks you to place your leaves next to the street, but not in the street. Avoid piling your leaves around parked vehicles, trees, poles, signs, culverts and ditches. Don’t mix your leaves with any other wastes, such as brush, tree limbs, garbage, grass clippings and animal wastes.