Burn Permits

No person shall set or maintain any bonfire, or other open fire of any kind, or authorize any such fire to be set or maintained without a permit issued by the chief of the fire department or his authorized representative.

Permits shall only be valid during the following:

Term I: October 1—February 28: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Term II: March 1—September 30: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Open fires shall consist of only cut brush, untreated wood, and leaves produced from the permitted address. Only clean, untreated wood will be permitted for open fires. Bonfires must be not less than fifty (50) feet from any structure. Burning of any construction materials other than clean untreated wood is prohibited.

Open fires shall be located no less than twenty-five (25) feet from any structure and at least ten (10) feet from any property line or combustible fence, wood lot, or other potential hazard and shall be controlled to keep burning embers at least ten (10) feet away from combustible sources or neighboring properties.

Recreational fires shall not require a permit and are only permitted on private residential property and shall be at least ten (10) feet from any property line.

The chief of the fire department or his designee may prohibit any and all outdoor bonfires or other open fires whenever atmospheric conditions or other local circumstances may make such fires hazardous.

When conditions allow, permits can be obtained at the Public Safety Dispatch Center, located at 1790 Kingstown Road.