Recreational Fires & Burning

Recreational fires can be a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening with family or friends. Recreational fires are allowed on private, residential property in the city, provided the guidelines listed below are followed:

  • Fire is conducted between 10 am and midnight and does not burn for more than 6 consecutive hours at a time
  • Fire is contained in a pit made of non-combustible material, not exceeding 36 inches in diameter or 24 inches in height
  • Fire is 10 feet away from any property line and 25 feet from buildings and structures
  • Fire is constantly attended by a responsible adult 18 years of age or older
  • Fire is not used to burn yard waste, construction debris, fresh cut wood, or garbage
  • Water, sand, other material or device to extinguish fire is readily available at all times
  • Fire is conducted when winds in the area are less than 15 miles per hour
  • All fire bans issued by the City of Bayport and/or Washington County are observed

Burning Permits

Burning permits are issued through the Bayport Fire Department for fires that do not meet the criteria of a recreational fire. It may take up to 1 week for the Fire Department to issue a burning permit, so please plan accordingly. Also, no burning permits will be issued while a burning ban is in effect. For questions related to burning permits or to obtain an application form, please contact 651-275-4401.