The St. Anthony Fire Department is responsible for the issuing of Campfire Permits in the City of St. Anthony. Residents wishing to have a campfire must first complete a Campfire Permit Application (PDF). The Fire Department will review the application and if the application is approved, will issue a permit which will be valid for five years for homeowners. Rental properties however require landlord approval and those campfire permits are good through March 1st of the following year. Permits for rental properties need to be renewed annually.
Also, each time before having a campfire the resident must:
- Call the fire department campfire Hotline (612-782-3434) to verify campfires are permitted, or;
- Verify conditions are favorable for campfires by reviewing both of the following websites:
For more information regarding campfires and permits, call 612-782-3400.
Following are the rules related to campfires:
- Must be limited to 3 feet in diameter and a 3 foot high flame.
- Only unpainted and untreated dry wood or charcoal may be burned. No construction debris, household materials, leaves or grass are allowed.
- Smoke must not extend beyond the property line.
- A garden hose or adequate fire extinguisher must be on site.
- Responsible adult must be on site until fire is extinguished.
- Fire must be extinguished before leaving site.
- Fire shall never be left unattended.
- Ashes and coals should not be allowed to smolder.
- Fire should be in an adequate fire ring, raised fire pit, or other approved containment system.
- Campfires shall not be closer than 25 feet from any structure, including decks.
- No burning when the Air Quality Index is greater than 50. (Pollution Control Website)
- No burning when the wind speed is greater than 20 miles per hour. (National Weather Service Website)
- Campfires are allowed for food preparation.
- Hours for campfires:
- Sunday through Thursday - 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- Friday, Saturday and Holidays - 9 a.m. until Midnight.
The following materials are prohibited for burning:
- Grass, leaves or brush
- Chemically treated lumber
- Plastic pesticide or herbicide containers
- Plastic liners in seed, feed or pesticide bags
- Plastic containers such as: milk, motor oil, household or other plastic containers
- Tar paper, shingles or other asphalt materials
- Composition board or sheet rock
- Wiring, insulation on wiring or cable
- Hazardous waste (including household hazardous waste)
- Commercial or institutional structures
- Paint or paint filters
- Used motor oil or other petroleum based liquids
- Vehicles, motors or parts of vehicles or motors
- Railroad ties, telephone poles
- Tires, rubber or rubber products
- Other similar materials