Fire Prevention and Protection
City of Faribault Code of Ordinances: Chapter 10 Fire Prevention and Protection
A Campfire or Recreational fire is defined as “a fire for cooking, warming or recreational purposes burning only clean, untreated wood or charcoal.” City of Faribault campfire regulations are as follows:
- Campfires shall not exceed 3 feet in height, or 3 feet in diameter.
- Only clean fire wood should be burned. No construction debris allowed.
- Must be a minimum of 15 feet from any structure or combustible materials, unless contained in a barbecue pit with a depth of not less than two feet.
- Before a campfire is lit, all of the area within five (5) feet of the base of the campfire shall be cleared of combustible material.
- No flammable or combustible liquid shall be used to start the fire.
- Campfires shall be attended at all times by a person of suitable age and experience who is knowledgeable in methods of extinguishing fires and who has tools for extinguishing the fire readily available.
Burning Permit information
To apply for a Burning Permit within the city limits of the City of Faribault:
- Print the above-linked form.
- Fill out the Permittee Information and sign under Permittee Signature.
- Scan and email it to Dustin Dienst, Fire Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fire Department Staff will review the permit and look at the burn site location if necessary
- If approved, your permit will be signed and emailed back to you.
- To activate your permit, you must call the Fire Department and follow instructions listed on the permit.