Campfire Permit FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about using this site.
The website homepage will be updated when campfires are not allowed.
Applications expire December 31st of each year and can be renewed as early at January 1 and throughout the year.
You will receive an email at the email address you entered at registration with your campfire permit approval information.
Registering for firepermits.com and applying for a campfire permit are two separate actions. After you register for the site you will be directed to log into it. You will be automatically taken to your permit portal where you can apply for your campfire permit.
It could be that you registered for the site, but did not apply for a campfire permit, Visit the Get a Permit link to apply for your campfire permit.
If you get an error saying that your email address has already been used on the site, it means you’ve already registered for the site. Login here instead. You may need to reset your password.
If you have tried to log in and receive an error that your password is invalid and you need to reset it, click on “Lost Your Password”. Follow the prompts and then check your email for a password reset link.
*Please note: The password reset link may bet filtered into your junk/spam folder.
To download a PDF copy of your campfire permit, log into the website and click My Permits.
On the My Permits page, you will see your permit(s). Click the download button to download and save a PDF copy of your permit.
Campfire Permits & Restrictions
General Campfire Information
Campfires are allowed from January 1st through December 31st.
- Campfires must be 25 feet from any building and 15 feet from any property line.
- No burning is allowed when the wind speed is greater than 15 mph.
- The campfire must be small (bushel basket size) in a small pit 3 to 4 feet in diameter.
- A garden hose should be readily accessible.
- Campfires are for recreational use only and may not be used for waste disposal of any kind.
- Only seasoned firewood can be used.
- No burning of leaves, brush, tree trimmings, yard waste or lumber.
- The campfire must be extinguished before leaving it unattended.
- The campfire is limited to a four (4) hour period per day.
- Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for manufactured UL listed fire pits.
Commercially made and rated devices can be acceptable if used as directed by the manufacturer.
Only seasoned firewood can be used.
Natural gas or propane fueled appliances are acceptable.
The campfire must be for recreational use only and may not be used for waste disposal of any kind.
No burning of leaves, brush, tree trimmings, yard waste or lumber!
Per State Law, open burning is prohibited in Waterford Township. Open Burning is the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass clippings, and other debris where white smoke or other emissions are released directly into the air.