Fire Pit Permits and Guidelines
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A Fire Pit Permit is required for anyone who wants to have fire pits or campfires on a residential property. No other type of burning is allowed and burning without a current permit is contrary to the City of Grande Prairie Bylaw C-1312.
- Residential fire pits are only allowed in backyards.
- Only registered owners are eligible to take out a Recreational Burning Permit. Renters must show written approval by the owner.
- Fire is always attended by a competent person of 18 years of age or older.
- A fire pit shall not be located closer than three meters from a property line and from any combustible material, including, but not limited to, buildings, structures, fences, patio decks, trees, and foliage as measured from the nearest fire pit edge.
- A fire pit shall not be located less than 0.6 meters laterally from an underground utility line.
- The fire pit is either dug into the ground or constructed above the ground in a manner that will prevent the fuel from falling out of the container.
- The above-ground portion of the pit is constructed of stone, masonry, metal, or other non-combustible material.
- The fire pit should be no more than 3 feet/1 m in diameter or equivalent size if rectangular.
- The fire pit shall be covered by a substantial screen or grate with openings not to exceed 1.25 centimetres in any dimension.
- Portable manufactured fire pits (including chimeneas) shall be located at a safe distance, approximately 10 feet/3 meters from all combustibles (i.e. houses, sheds, structures, fences, trees, decks, power lines, etc.).
- No portable manufactured fire pit (including chimeneas) shall be placed on a combustible surface or structure (i.e. wooden decks).
- Only burn preservative-free wood or wood products.
- Burning is not permitted with winds over 15 km/hr.