Open, Recreational Fires

Small, open fires for recreational purposes will be allowed in the Township without a permit. Open fires must meet the following requirements:
  • Size: The fire may not exceed two feet in diameter or three feet in height.
  • Setbacks: The fire must be located at least 15 feet from the nearest structure and at least 25 feet from the nearest motor vehicle.
  • Area: The fire must be placed in a fire pit or non-combustible fire ring that is 6 inches deep and at least 3 feet in diameter.
  • Material: Only clean wood may be used. no yard waste (such as brush smaller than one inch in diameter, leaves, or grass clippings), no refuse, rubbish paper, and no oil, rubber or similar smoke producing material may be burned.
  • Curfew: No fires between midnight and 6 a.m.
  • Supervision: Fire must be constantly attended by individuals over 18 years of age until extinguished.
  • Approval: No person shall kindle a fire upon the land of another without obtaining permission.
  • Control: A means of controlling the fire (such as a hose or bucket of water) must be at the site.
  • Smoke: Fire must be extinguished if smoke becomes a nuisance to nearby properties.
  • Information: For more information please contact the Fire Department, 651-429-8568.
  • Township ordinance(s)