Is open burning allowed?
Yes, under certain circumstances small recreational fires are allowed as long as they are:
Contained in a metal outdoor fireplace or some other non-combustible container.
Using only seasoned dried fire wood.
Kept at least 50’ from any structures or combustible materials (house, shed, garage, wood fence, deck, etc.).
Provide a means that will keep the fire from spreading to within 50’ of structures (garden hose turned on, shovels, metal rakes, etc.).
Be in attendance of the open burning at all times.
Completely extinguish the fire when done.
Can I burn yard waste or trash?
No, under no circumstances can trash or yard waste (leaves, twigs, branches, etc.) be burned.
Can I have a larger bon fire?
Bon fires are only allowed for religious ceremonies and a permit must be obtained from the Fire Department. However, a small bon fire no larger than 3’ x 3’, using seasoned dried fire wood, is allowed if the fire is within 30’ of a lake and must be kept 50’ from a structure.
All fires that are considered to be objectionable or complained about must be extinguished.
The Fire Department must respond to and act upon all open burning complaints.