Fire Pits FAQS

Open Burning - Fire Pits

In Clinton Township fire pits will be allowed with the following stipulations;

OFC 307.4.3 - Must be a commercial portable fire pit with a screen top or chiminea – fire pit must not exceed 36” in diameter

OFC 307.4.3 - Must be 15’ away from any structure (house, fence, shed, etc)

OFC 307.5 - Must be within reach of an operable garden hose

OFC 307.4.3 - Fire must be contained within the appliance

 OFC 307.5 - Must have adult supervision at all times

OHIO EPA - Only clean seasoned firewood will be used

OFC 307.1.1 - Fire pits can not be used during air quality alerts or during high wind warnings

OFC 307.1.1 & 307.3 - If there are any complaints, immediate extinguishment must be done

Prior to purchasing a fire pit or chiminea, check with your neighbors for the possibility of health concerns. Any other “Open Burning” must be approved by the Division of Fire and must have a permit. (Adopted May, 2014)