Are recreational fires allowed? Do I need permit?

Recreational fires are allowed and do not require a permit. There are restrictions for recreational fires:

  • Recreational fires can burn dry wood only, excluding building materials.
  • Recreational fires cannot contain leaves or yard waste.
  • Branches and logs used in recreational fires cannot exceed 12 inches in diameter.
  • Recreational fires cannot be more than 5 feet in diameter or 3 feet in height.
  • Recreational fires are allowed only between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight.
  • Recreational fires in brick or metal containers can be as close as 15 feet to a structure. All others must be at least 25 feet from adjoining properties and combustibles.
  • Click Here to download the City of Moline's Recreation Fire Guide.

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