Now that the weather has gotten nice in the City of Minneapolis, many renters may want to begin having fires on those nice summer nights. If you have a fire pit at your Minneapolis rental property you will want to make sure tenants are aware of the recreational fire regulations if your property is located in the City of Minneapolis. If you are not experienced with the City of Minneapolis regulations and you are renting out your home, you may want to hire a Minneapolis property manager to help you.
Below is information taken directly from the City of Minneapolis website in regards to recreational fire guidelines:
Permit is NOT required
- Allowed between 9am-10pm
- Banned when wind gusts are greater than 10mph.
- Banned when the state has issued Burning Restrictions.
Before you build your recreational fire be sure to:
- Be respectful and notify your neighbors.
- Remember that smoke travels and can become a nuisance to those who live close by.
- Eliminate combustibles within 25 feet of the recreational fire.
- Have something to extinguish the fire ready
- Make sure that someone 18 years of age or older will be attending the fire at all times
Where can you have a recreational fire?
- At least 25 feet away from any structure or combustible material (including house, garage, tree, wood fence, or anything else that can catch fire) UNLESS contained in a fire ring, fire barrier, or fire pit
- A fire ring or barrier must be made of non-combustible material (i.e. rock or metal) AND be at least 6 inches high
- A fire pit must be at least 6 inches deep
How big can a recreational fire be?
- Burning materials shall be no more than 3 feet wide or less.
- Burning materials shall be no more than 2 feet high or less.
What can you burn?
- Only untreated, unpainted wood, charcoal, and coal can be burned.
- NO treated or painted wood.
The recreational fire must be COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED before the responsible party leaves the scene.