GUIDANCE ON OUTDOOR FIRES
Revisions to Open Burning Regulation to take effect January 1, 2015
Open burning is prohibited except by permit or when it is done in a manner which contributes a negligible amount of air contaminants meaning:
No material other than clean wood, propane, or natural gas may be burned EXCEPT for commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets.
Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters for the purposes of starting a fire.
Charcoal for the preparation of food only
Fires may be no larger than 3' wide by 3' long by 2' high.
Fires must be at least 15' from the nearest neighbor's dwelling or inhabited area including the property line, roadway, sidewalk, or other public access area.
Burning may be considered a nuisance due to the severity of the amount of air pollutants, the duration or frequency of the burning, the topography of the surrounding, or the meteorological conditions.