All NEW Fire Pit Construction Permit
All NEW Fire Pit construction after January 1, 2022 within the County of Flagstaff, or any of the Towns/Villages within, require a permit to be approved before construction.
The parameters for these are defined within the County Fire Bylaw, as well as the Fire Bylaw for Towns & Villages.
“Acceptable Fire Pit” means an outdoor receptacle which meets the following specifications:
i. a minimum of three (3) meters clearance, measured from the nearest fire pit edge, which is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material;
ii. the fire pit height does not exceed .60 meter when measured from the surrounding grade to the top of the pit opening;
iii. the fire pit opening does not exceed 1 meter in width or in diameter when measured from the widest points or outside edges;
iv. the fire pit installation has enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks, heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Regional Manager/Fire Chief;
v. a spark arrester mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 centimeters and constructed of expanded or equivalent non-combustible material, which is used to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce hazards of airborne sparks;
vi. the fire pit is not located over any underground utilities or under any aboveground utility wires;
vii. the fire pit is not located in the front yard of a residence; and
viii. as may otherwise be determined by the Regional Manager/Fire Chief having regard to health, safety, hazards and risk.
The link to the Fire Pit Permit: