Subject: Fire Pits in
the Bear Lake Area Garden City Fire District
Minimum Pit size: 30” Diameter X 18” Depth
All materials surrounding the pit shall be of a
noncombustible type of material, extending out a minimum of 5’ from any
point of the fire pit. The Fire Pit shall not be located within 30’ of any
structure. There shall be no overhanging foliage within 5x the diameter of
the pit. In all of these dimensions and setbacks common sense needs to be
These pits are to be used for recreational burning
and not for the burning of construction debris, weed, or trash. At no time
shall the use of a fire pit create a nuisance to surrounding neighbors.
Common sense and prudence shall be used at all times while the fire pit is
in use. A water supply shall be in the direct vicinity of the pit for
extinguishment when necessary. When high winds or dry conditions exist, the
pit is not to be used.
The rules established by the Garden City Fire
District for outside fire pits, do not replace or override existing Home
Owners Association Rules and Regulations. In cases where the Fire District
rules are more stringent then the Home Owners Association rules, the Fire
District rules will apply.
Please check with your Home Owners Association for
their rules on burning in your development before proceeding with the
construction of your fire pit.
All fire pits can be looked at, on an individual
basis for extenuating circumstances that may be able to be worked out.
The purpose for this permit is to keep the Bear Lake
Valley safe and beautiful for all property owners and their guests for a
very long time.
At the completion of your pit and before use please
contact the Fire Department for an inspection of your pit. At approved
completion of your pit you will be issued a permit, which is valid for 5
years from the date of issue. An inspection of your pit can be done at any
time and if found to not be up to permit standards, your permit can and will
You can contact me at my office # (435) 764-1206, or
leave a message and I will get back to you, I will answer any questions or
schedule in time to look at your location with any advice that might help in
the placement of your fire pit.