Permits are required for any size of fire in ALL parts of the city. Applications can be found on the city website. A recreational fire is considered no more than three-feet by three-feet with a two-foot flame height. To be able to have a recreational fire, a resident is required to have a fire ring on their property and get a permit through the fire department. If your fire ring meets the requirements of a permanent ring, the owner can apply for a permit that is good as long as that person owns that house. It is not transferable. If you are having company and just want to have a small one-time fire without creating a permanent ring, you can apply for a single-use permit. When you apply for the permit, you will get detailed instructions on placement of your fire ring and other requirements.
If you are burning tree limbs or other brush, you will need a special open-burning permit for that larger fire. That permit also has requirements for size and location of the fire, as well as weather conditions needed to burn, and instructions for calling in your fire before you burn. You can ONLY BURN clean, dry wood in any fire. No treated wood, furniture, leaves, grass clippings, garbage, or chemicals are allowed.