Open Burning

Open Burning Regulations
A person shall not kindle or maintain any open burning including bonfires, recreational fires or ceremonial fires without receiving a permit from the fire code official. Call 788-3773 for more information. 

If you need to apply for a Burn Permit, please do so through Sedgwick County Fire District 1. 

Decorative Outdoor Fire Pits, Portable Outdoor Fireplaces, Chimeneas, Barbecue Pits
The use of these items outdoors is allowed with the following guidelines:

  • Burning in approved containers listed above is allowed without a permit at single family homes, duplexes and town homes.
  • Fires in approved containers should not exceed three feet in diameter and two feet in height.
  • Fires must be constantly attended by an adult with a fire extinguisher and/or a water source available nearby.
  • No container that burns a solid fuel product, such as wood or charcoal, should be used on a combustible deck (wood).
  • Decorative outdoor fire pits, portable outdoor fireplaces, chimeneas and barbecue pits should not be used within 15 feet of a combustible source such as the house, garage, storage shed, etc.
  • Decorative outdoor fire pits, portable outdoor fireplaces, chimeneas or barbecue pits should have a minimum of 3/8-inch screening to prevent hot embers from escaping.
  • The burning of yard waste, such as grass, leaves, vines, pine needles, treated lumber, garbage, trash, or paper products is prohibited.

A fire officer, police officer, or code enforcement officer may order any open fire, or use of a decorative outdoor fire pit, portable outdoor fireplace, chimenea, or barbecue pit which may be hazardous or creating a smoke nuisance, to be extinguished.