Fire Pit Guidelines

Materials

Fire pit to be constructed of non-combustible material, such as fire-bricks or blocks to form an enclosed burning area and set on patio bricks, sidewalk blocks or similar material. Commercial type burning appliances, may be acceptable to the Authority having Jurisdiction.

Size

Top area up to 30" by 30" (76cm) or up to 30" (76cm) in diameter. The structure shall be a minimum 12" (30cm) in height measuring from ground level to the top of the screen.

Placement

Built 10 feet (3 meters) from any property lines, fences or structures. Consider how close you install or place portable fire pits to trees; trees may be damaged by heat or become a fire hazard.

Fuel

Burn clean wood only (no house-hold, garden or yard waste).

Screen

A screen is not necessary, but is a good spark inhibitor. Use 1/2 inch (13mm) metal mesh screen to cover the top opening of the fire pit.

Weather Conditions

Consider weather conditions when burning as smoke and wind may cause concerns for your neighbours. Please be considerate!

Water Supply

Make sure there is a good supply of water close by, like a garden hose or a bucket of water.

You can get a fire permit online.