Open burning may occur the first and third week of each month between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm. Open burning means the outdoor burning of natural vegetation that is not contained in an incinerator, fireplace, grill or other similar device. The size of the burn area cannot exceed 3' in diameter and 2' in height. A Burn Permit is required for open burning.
A permit is not required for outdoor fixed and portable barbecues located at public parks and residential properties. Also exempted are approved outdoor fireplaces, food smoking units, and outdoor cooking stoves.
Recreational fires contained within a pit, barrel, or other non-combustible enclosure for the purpose of pleasure, religious, ceremonial, or other similar purpose is also allowed by permit between the hours of 9:00am and 8:00pm.
Ceremonial bonfires are allowed for schools by permit. Only untreated wood/lumber and natural unprocessed forest products are allowed to be burned. Inspections by the Fire Chief are required prior to and during the construction of the bonfire. There is a $50 inspection fee.
Commercial burning, except by permit following a natural disaster, is prohibited.