A fire pit is a warming, s’more, hot dog use contained fire. It is NOT intended for yard debris burning. Per City of Yachats code 5.12.020 fire contained in a fireplace, chimina, or other similar structure or equipment (but not a burn barrel specifically designed for outdoor ceremonial or cooking purposes AND permitted by YRFPD.
Pit/s’more/hot dog pits are allowed with permit. Permits are issued at no cost and need to be renewed annually by the permit holder. An existing permit may be renewed by telephone. All new permits will require an inspection. Fire Pit permits are issued June 1st through May 31st.
Requirements for custom or purchased fire pits:
- Fire ring made of metal, brick, or rock typically 3-3.5 feet in diameter.
- A six to twelve foot diameter area clear of vegetation.
- No overhanging branches or vegetation.
- Screen small enough to prevent fire brands typically 3/8 to 1/2 inch mesh.
- Ground underneath needs to have sod removed. It can be replaced with sand, gravel or pavers.
If you are staying in a vacation rental, there must be a valid permit posted in the vacation rental.
Failure to comply with burning regulations may result in revocation of your permit.
Fire suppression expense for extinguishing an illegal burn may be billed to the responsible party.
YRFPD is required to report burning violations to DEQ as appropriate as well as any, other authorities.