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Recreational Burning

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. ​