What do I do when my neighbors are burning something they shouldn’t?

Remember that recreational fires are allowed, within strict guidelines (see above). “Offensive, Objectionable, or Nuisance” fires are not 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.

However, if the fire is non-recreational and is against code, i.e. burning of clean yard waste, grass clippings, weeds, tree trimmings, leaves and other material, then it is not allowed in Salt Lake County or in Draper City. Please report this type of burning to Draper Fire by calling 801-576-6500 or by calling 911.

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1. May I have a fire pit or other recreational fire at my residence?
2. When can I burn a fire in my fireplace?
3. Is leaf burning allowed in residential areas?
4. Do I need a permit to burn leaves?
5. What do I do when my neighbors are burning something they shouldn’t?
6. My neighbors have a lot of junk piled up around their residence. I’m worried this is a fire hazard. What can I do?
7. Do you change smoke detector batteries?
8. How do I refill my fire extinguisher?
9. What public education programs do you offer?
10. I’m concerned about a youth in my life with a particular affinity for fire. What should I do?
11. May I fly Chinese Lanterns in Draper?
12. May I have a tethered Chinese Lantern instead of flying them?
13. Are fireworks allowed anywhere in Draper?
14. When can I set off fireworks this year?
15. Are residents allowed to discharge fireworks in Draper?