Open burning is prohibited and will be allowed by permit only and shall be issued on the discretion of the Bellevue Fire Department. Failure to obtain a permit may result in a citation. There is a $10.00 fee for the permit if it is approved.
Loss of privileges and/or fines may result by not following the guidelines.
For more information and rules governing open burning, please download the Burning Permit Form. Please refer to Chapter 237 of the Code of the Village of Bellevue for further requirements and details on burning.
Remember when burning, be considerate of your neighbors!
Fire Pit Guidelines
Size & Placement
- Must be in the ground with stones or tire/wheel rim around it.
- Cannot be more than 3 feet in diameter.
- Needs to be 25 feet away from the house, deck, any principal structure, wood or lumber pile, wooden fence, tree or bush, wooden swing sets, or any combustible materials, and 15 feet from any property line.
- Building permit or burning permit is not required. However, open burning is allowed by permit only. Permits are issued on the discretion of the Bellevue Fire Department.
- A fire pit can only be used for burning wood for a bonfire or cooking. Burning treated wood, rubbish, garbage, trash, any material made or coated with rubber, plastic, leather or petroleum based materials is prohibited.
- Open burning shall consist of dry materials only and shall not be ignited with flammable or combustible liquids.
- Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person at least 18 years of age until such fire is extinguished.
- Outdoor burning shall be prohibited when the wind velocity exceeds 9 MPH or local circumstances make the fires potentially hazardous.