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Recreational Fire Permit Application

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This permit allows family and friends to enjoy small recreational fires. Please be considerate of your neighbors and only burn clean dry wood. Burning grass, leaves, and paper/trash is illegal and a violation of the recreational fire permit. Please exercise caution; never leave fire unattended, be aware of wind direction to avoid smoke blowing into your neighbors’ windows, and make sure the fire is completely out before leaving.

Conditions for Permit 
  1. You assume liability for any and all damages and costs that may result from burning done under this permit.
  2. You must remain in attendance of fire at all times.
  3. Recreational fires are to be no larger than 3 feet in diameter by 3 feet high, contained in a fire pit no taller than 3 feet high, and made of noncombustible materials.
  4. Completely extinguish fire when finished.
  5. Upon complaint of smoke, you must immediately extinguish fire.
  6. Have this permit available upon request of Fire or Police officials.
  7. Fires are allowed only when weather conditions permit.
  8. EFFECTIVE HOURS: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  9. All recreational fire permits expire on December 31 at 11:59 PM, of the year issued.

Any violations of the rules and regulations may result in your permit being revoked for the remainder of the year.

Recreational Fires are covered by Savage City Ordinance 150.017 sections B-D & F

Section (B) Permits may be granted for the following:
(1) Recreational Fires - Recreational fires must be no larger than 3 feet in diameter by 3 feet high, contained in a fire pit not taller than 3 feet high and made of noncombustible materials. Recreational fires may burn only clean, dry wood.

Section (C) The fire Chief or his/her designee shall be responsible for the issuance and revocation of burning permits. The Fire Chief may deny any permit application, including one for a small recreational fire, when doing so is in the best interest of the public health, safety, and welfare. The Fire Chief may consider such factors as atmospheric conditions, proximity of structures and other combustibles, the potential of fire spreading and air quality. Any permit may be subject to conditions deemed appropriate by the Fire Chief to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

Section (D) The permit shall require that the permittee comply with all applicable Federal, State, and City laws, ordinances and regulations. Failure to follow the conditions of the permit may result in the City taking actions to extinguish the fire and. or revoke a burning permit. If any regulations are violated and the City incurs costs in the relation to the enforcement of such regulations the holder of the permit may be charged for all such costs.

Section (F) A burning permit granted by the Fire Chief does not relieve the permittee from any liability for damage arising out of or resulting from the fire.

If you have any questions regarding the above rules and regulations or any approved pit, please call the Fire Inspector at 952-882-2643.