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Recreational Fires............Do You Need A Permit?


The following information is abbreviated; for the full Forest Fire Service Circular pertaining to Recreational Fire Permits please click here.

Regular Permits:  are issued in a residential setting for recreational fires that do not exceed an area of 2.5 feet x 2.5 feet x 2 feet in height.  These permits may be issued for period up to 30 days.

To obtain a permit please contact the Fire Warden at #609-625-1121.  A copy of the permit which shows the required information is attached here.  The Fire Warden will make an inspection of the location where a recreational fire/opening burning is being considered.

General Guidelines: 

  • Recreational permits must be issued free of charge and with all reasonable consideration for the convenience of the applicant.
  • Recreational fires -non-resident; requires a permit
  • Fire will be located within a forested area; requires a permit.
  • Recreational fires (opening burning) shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material if within measurements above. Open burning larger than above requires a permit and must be at least 50 feet from any structure or combustible material.
  • Barbeque Grills (including propane), Charcoal Burners & Outdoor Fireplaces shall not be operated or stored on combustible balconies or decks or within 5 feet of combustible construction
  • When weather and ground conditions are such as to make burning dangerous, Fire Wardens may refuse the issuance of permits for and during such periods.

For information on Event Permits and Seasonal Permits please refer to the Forest Fire Service Circular above.

If you are uncertain whether your recreational fire or opening burning requires a permit please contact the Fire Warden at  #609-625-1121.

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