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Outdoor Fireplace

Conditions of Use

Conditions for use of an Outdoor Fireplace shall be for single-family residential property only. Must be located at least 15 feet from any combustible materials or structures and placed on a non-combustible base. Not allowed on wooden decks or balconies.

Wood Burning

Only clean dry seasoned firewood shall be burned. No flammable/combustible liquids shall be used to start the fire, only self ignited logs or the use of kindling wood/paper shall be used. It must be fully enclosed with some type of mesh and must have a lid.


Tank size limited to 20 lbs propane or direct connection to approved gas piping from the residence.

Outdoor Fireplace Permit Application