Fire Permits for Recreation

Recreational fires are allowed within the City of Little Canada per Section 2002.010 of our Municipal Code. No permit is required for them and you do not need to notify our Fire Department or Sheriff's Department. However, you must follow these simple rules:

  • Contain the fire in a fireplace, pit, or fire ring designed for recreational or cooking purposes.
  • Fires should be small - no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet.
  • Fires must be located at least 25 feet from the nearest structure and/or motor vehicle.
  • Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material.
  • Keep a water supply or other fire-extinguishing equipment available.
  • Only clean wood may be used as fuel - no fire accelerants are allowed.
  • No yard waste (leaves and grass clippings) may be burned.
  • An adult must be in constant attendance until the fire has been extinguished.
  • No fire shall be permitted during winds in excess of 10 miles per hour.
  • A recreational fire must be extinguished immediately if it generates smoke that becomes a nuisance to adjacent or nearby properties.