Open Burn Requirements

Prohibited - Open Burning of Trash Household Waste and Waste.
Open burning of trash, waste material, construction waste and yard waste material within
the limits of Cedar City is hereby prohibited. Any individual who violates this section shall be deemed guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. (ordinance 17-7(B))

Open Burning - Recreational Cooking is Allowed - Shall follow requirements below
a) Open burning for the purpose of cooking food is permitted if the following conditions are
met; the fire is not within 25 feet of a structure and has a clear space in all directions of
three (3) feet; the fire must be small and designed for cooking food; the fire shall be
contained to an area smaller than 30 inches in diameter and less than 706 square inches
total, with flame lengths no higher than three feet during ignition and thereafter kept as a
small smoldering fire. Fire extinguishing equipment shall be provided sufficient to
extinguish the fire, the fire must be attended until the fire is completely extinguished and
under the control of a person (18) eighteen years of age or older.
b) At any time the fire becomes a nuisance to your neighbors the responsible party may be
asked to extinguish the fire. The fire department also has authority to extinguish any fire
that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. If the fire results in an out-of-
control fire, the responsible party will be charged for all suppression costs and for the
losses associated from said fire.
c) Non commercial barbecues designed for the purpose of cooking food are exempt from
this ordinance. (ordinance 17-17(C))

Open Burning - Large Recreational Fires - Shall obtain permit & follow requirements below
a) Open burning for special circumstances such as religious or group activities that require a
larger fire (roasting a pig, burning of Christmas trees and bonfires) shall obtain a permit
from the fire department; and shall follow rules as set forth in this section. The larger
fires will require 100 feet of clearance in all directions from a structure, and the fire must
be attended until the fire is completely extinguished. Fire extinguishing equipment shall
be provided sufficient to extinguish the fire, the fire must be attended until the fire is
completely extinguished and under the control of a person (18) eighteen years of age or
older.
b) At any time the fire becomes a nuisance to your neighbors, the responsible party may be
asked to extinguish the fire. The fire department also has authority to extinguish any fire
that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. If the fire results in an out-of-
control fire, the responsible party will be charged for all suppression costs and for the
losses associated from said fire. (ordinance 17-17(D))

Outdoor burning in Iron County - Outside City Limits
Burn Permits are available from June 1st – October 31st by contacting the Iron County fire warden:

Ryan Riddle
646 N Main
Cedar City, UT 84721
Mobile: (435) 590-4714
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