Labour Day Long Weekend

The Municipal Office will be closed Monday September 4, 2023.

Milberta Cemetery

All persons having solar lights, potted plants, plastic flowers and/or ornaments around gravesites are asked to remove these items from the Cemetery by September 15th 2023. Any items not removed by that date will be removed by the caretaker and all broken items will be disposed of.
Authorized by By-Law# 2004-19
For further Information call 705-647-5439

Fire Ban – Update

The Kerns fire department is aware that the MNR has lifted the provincial fire ban, however; the Kerns Township Fire Chief will keep a partial fire ban in place until further notice. Only small campfires (3’x3’x3′ max) and incinerators are allowed at this time. No open air burn permits will be issued (ie. brush piles)

Fire Permits

The Township of Kerns offers fire permits free of charge. Small campfires in fire pit do NOT require a permit. Any uncontained burning requires a permit.  Please fill out the application and return it to the Municipal office (email – or  in person at 903303 Hanbury Road). Please plan ahead to allow sufficient time for the application to be approved.

1. Fire Permit application – Kerns


As per resolution 2022-006, passed at the January 4 2022 Kerns Township Council meeting, Kerns Township will reimburse Kerns Twp Residents $60.00 to cover some of the cost for purchasing a Library card for the City of Temiskaming Shores Library.  As per Council, this will include all cards purchased at any time in the year 2022 and going forward, but is subject to change from time to time as per Council Resolution.

Residents of Kerns township have library privileges at the Township of Armstrong/Earlton Library free of charge.

Recycling Materials


All recyclable material brought into the recycling containers at the landfill site have to be discarded LOOSELY in the containers.  Please DO NOT put your recyclable material in garbage bags!

The only exemption is for shredded paper which has to be in CLEAR plastic bags.

If the materials are not discarded properly, extra charges are billed to the townships, therefore reflecting additional expenses.


Thank you!