What is a Recreational Fire?
A recreational fire is permitted without a burn permit. The regulations are as follows:
3' across x 3' high
Logs must be 3” in diameter or larger
Any other items burning would require a burn permit
There are occasions when recreational fires are not allowed. Any state or local burning restrictions would make a recreational fire considered illegal. Also, recreational fires can be considered a public nuisance, so care and consideration should be taken when placing your recreational fire in a position that may offend neighbors.
How to obtain a burn permit?
Burn permits issued are for disposal purposes of brush material only or a one-time post-construction burn of allowed items.
Please contact the fire department at 651-436-7033. Leave your name, address, phone number and the nature of your burn request. Our local Fire Marshall will contact you within 48 – 72 hours. Please allow up to seven days for paperwork to be processed with the appropriate agencies. Certain state guidelines may apply and would preclude burning during banned times.
Any unauthorized burns or burning for disposal purposes without a valid permit will be subject to fines and penalties as governed by local or state guidelines.