Open burning is prohibited inside the Longmont city limits.
Charcoal and Propane barbeques / BBQ's (more than two and one-half pounds) are not allowed on decks or patios of apartment/condo buildings.
Vegetation and Debris - no burning of leaves, trash or other household or yard debris as a means of disposal within the Longmont city limits.
WHAT IS ALLOWABLE - NO BURN PERMIT REQUIRED
Cooking Fires (barbeques / BBQ's) and fires contained within an approved burning pit. Charcoal and propane BBQ's (more than two and one-half pounds) are not allowed on decks or patios of apartment/condo buildings.
Handout BBQ, Smokers, and Open Flame Cooking Devices at Apartment Buildings and Condos.
Recreational Fires - open burning, when not in a pit, where the FUEL AREA is three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height. Conditional use - see Sections 302 and 307.4.2 in the International Fire Code. Must be at least 25 feet from structures and combustible materials. The fire department works to have a written agreement so applicant is aware of code conditions.
Tiki Torches - are allowed for use and the only condition per code is that they are installed in such a manner as to prevent the flame from contacting combustible material.
Wood Burning Pits - Chimineas and other manufactured wood burning pits are allowed to be used but are to be at least 15 feet from structures. Fires must be constantly attended until fully extinguished. An available means of extinguishment shall be available; fire extinguishers, a connected garden hose, bucket of water, etc. Only natural untreated wood shall be used or manufactured burn logs.
WHAT MAY BE ALLOWABLE - WITH BURN PERMIT FROM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Bonfire - open burning for fires that have a fuel area larger than three feet in diameter and two feet in height. Sections 302 and 307.4.1 of International Fire Code.
Agricultural Burning - conditional use for open burning
For additional information, please email or call (303) 651-8833.