Open Burning & Recreational Fires
A burn permit is required for open burning involving:
- Forestry, range, or wildlife management practices.
- The prevention or control of disease or pests.
- Bonfires (wood-fueled fire exceeding 3 feet in diameter) either within or without a confined barrier or pit.
A burn permit is not required for recreational fires meeting the following guidelines:
- Recreational fire pits (not to exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height) and are contained within:
- Earthen pit with sidewalls
- Commercial grill
- Manufactured fireplaces
- Recreational fires must be a minimum of 15 feet from a structure and/or combustibles.
- Recreational fires must be attended until extinguished.
- Only firewood or charcoal may be burned.
- Property owners must have knowledge of and authorize the activity.
- A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher or other approved method of fire extinguishment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose, or water truck, shall be available for immediate use.
- A fire contained within a barbeque grill and for the sole purpose of cooking is not a recreational fire.