No permit is needed for fire pits and containers that are on owner occupied private residential property. If you belong to an association, always check with your association to see what is permitted in your area.
The following are recommendations to be adhered to :
- Fire Pit must be no more than 3 ft wide and 2 ft high.
- Fire Pit fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of all structure, combustible materials, combustible vegetation and property lines.
- Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
- Can only burn wood – no trash
- Fire is for pleasure, heating, cooking, or ceremonial purposes
- Fire can be shut down by agency having jurisdiction (FD) for the following reasons:
- If we get a complaint about smoke bothering neighbors
- If FD determines it is an unsafe condition
- If forestry service has determined drought conditions
- Chimineas are considered recreational and fall into the category of backyard fire.
Fire in approved containers. Chimineas and other small manufactured containers.
Approved containers are defined as Chimineas and other small manufactured containers designed and built for its specific use.
Follow all manufacturer guidelines, specifications, and clearances for the approved container. In general, all small approved containers shall be a minimum of 15 feet from all structure, combustible materials, combustible vegetation and property lines.
For more information on the Mount Laurel Township Outdoor Fires Fire Code, CLICK HERE.