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Permits are not required in order to have a recreational fire. City Code Chapter 5 establishes standards to ensure recreational fires are safe and do not become nuisances to the neighbors.
Recreational fires are permitted only between 8 am and midnight.
Fires must be set in a pit 1 foot in the ground, a maximum 3 feet in diameter, with a brick or rock edge. An approved outdoor fireplace or commercially manufactured steel outdoor fire pit no more than 3 feet in size is allowed. The pit must be located at least 25 ft from buildings, fences and property lines.
Flames may not exceed 3 ft above the fire pit, and all burning material must be located within the pit.
Prevailing winds may not exceed 10 miles per hour or direct smoke into nearby residences.
A water source, such as a water hose, must be available at the pit for extinguishing the fire.
An adult must monitor the fire at all times.
Only clean, dry wood or charcoal may be burned. No leaves, brush or trash may be burned.
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