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Recreational Burning – No Permit Needed
Recreational fires 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high or smaller do not need a permit if all the conditions below are met (unless there are additional restrictions in your area).
Recreational fires consist only of charcoal or firewood and are used for cooking or pleasure.
The fire is in an enclosure no larger than 3 feet across. The enclosure must be a minimum of 16 inches high and made of cement block, stones or #10 gauge steel.
Materials being burned must be kept lower than the sidewalls of the enclosure.
A charged garden hose or 2 five-gallon buckets of water must be on site.
A shovel or rake must be on site.
The fire must be 25 feet from any standing timber, structures, or power lines.
Tree branches must be cleared to the height of 15 feet above the enclosure.
One person age 16 or older who is capable of putting the fire out must be in attendance at all times.
The fire must be contained within a firebreak (bare ground) and must equal the size of the fire.
The landowner’s permission must be obtained if not on your property.