May I have a fire pit or other recreational fire at my residence?

The fire code allows residents to have small recreational fires at their residences. The “fuel area” (fire pit) may not exceed 3 feet in diameter by 2 feet in height. Burning is limited to dry, clean, natural materials; no garbage, plastics, rubber, oils, or construction waste.

First verify that it is a “green” burn day by checking the air quality forecast by going to, or by downloading the UtahAir app from the Android or iOS store.

Keep open fires 25 feet away from structures or combustible materials. Fires contained in improved barbecue pits or portable outdoor fireplaces require a minimum of 15 feet of clearance. LP or natural gas fire pits or grills require 10 feet of clearance.

Have a method of extinguishment readily available. Keep a garden hose or bucket of water nearby.

Fires must be constantly attended until fully extinguished.

“Offensive, Objectionable, or Nuisance” fires are no longer required to be extinguished unless the fire is causing a hazardous situation. If all burning requirements are met and the fire is not causing a hazardous situation, the fire department does not have the authority to extinguish the fire.

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1. May I have a fire pit or other recreational fire at my residence?
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5. What do I do when my neighbors are burning something they shouldn’t?
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