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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 should be located at least 25 feet away from all structures or combustible materials. An exemption to recreational fires is the use of a portable outdoor fireplace which may be used as long as the fireplace is at least 15 feet or more from any structure or combustible material.
  • A person knowledgeable in the use of fire extinguishing equipment shall constantly attend to the recreational fire 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.