CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
May 5, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REMINDER: PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR BACKYARD FIRE PIT USE
Brandon, MB – As we are looking forward to enjoying warmer weather in our own backyards, Brandon Fire & Emergency Services Prevention Division is reminding residents that if your activity includes sitting around a fire pit, you should ensure your fire pit is in compliance with the following regulations:
- To have an open-air fire in your yard, you must first have an approved permit. Before a permit is approved, an inspection of the proposed site/appliance by Brandon Fire & Emergency Services is required. This can be requested at no cost.
- The permit does not have to be renewed annually. A new application is required if property ownership has changed or if the original application has changed.
- If you are renting the property, you need a letter of permission from the property owner.
- Before submitting your application, be sure your fire pit appliance is within the height and width restrictions and has enclosed sides made of approved material.
- A spark arrestor mesh screen, made of metal, with openings no larger than half an inch is to be used. The brick, stone, concrete, or heavy-gauge metal must be separated from grass and any other vegetation by at least six (6) inches by means of clean earth, sand, gravel or non-combustible medium.
- At least five (5) feet of clearance must be maintained from the fire pit edge and buildings, property lines or other combustibles.
- Grass, rubbish, and leaves cannot be burned within City limits.
- If fire pits are used without the necessary permit, offenders may be ticketed without warning. The fee for failing to comply with the policy is $400.00, as per the Open Air Fire Policy 30.
Fire permits and forms can be found at City of Brandon – Fire Permits & Forms.
For more information, contact:
Brandon Fire & Emergency Services
Prevention Division at firstname.lastname@example.org