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All commercially sold grills and freestanding outdoor fireplaces/pits must be used as recommended by the manufacturer.

Permits are not required for recreational fires; however, the following criteria must be met:

  • The term Recreational fire is the burning of only clean, dry wood and/or charcoal; and when the total fuel area is less than 3 feet in diameter and less than 3 feet high
  • Recreational fires shall be located 20 feet away from all structures, combustible materials, and lot lines.
  • A person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment shall constantly attend recreational fires until the fire has been completely extinguished.

NOTE: If the Fire Department responds to a complaint of smoke or the fire is out of control and the above criteria have not been met, fees may be assessed.