Are small campfires, burn pits and bonfires allowed with Annapolis?
The only outdoor fires permitted in the City of Annapolis are for personal recreational purposes or cooking. Burning of trash, leaves or debris is not permitted. Small campfires and burn pits are allowed under the following guidelines:
- The area must be under constant supervision until the fire is extinguished and the location of the fire must not be within 15 feet of any structure including buildings, fences or decks.
- The fire must be contained in a U.L. Listed appliance such as a chiminea or burn pit.
- The device must have a chimney or metal screen to contain embers.
- A method of extinguishing the fire must be readily available.

Bonfires for personal recreation require a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office. This permit shall require a diagram of the bonfire area in addition to guidelines you must follow. Additional questions pertaining to this should be directed to the Annapolis Fire Marshal’s Office.

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1. May I use a barbecue grill on the balcony of my condo or apartment?
2. How do I get the location of the fire station or of a fire hydrant for insurance purposes?
3. Should I assume my fire extinguisher has outlived its usefulness if it's 15 years old, and if so, how can I dispose of it?
4. Where are smoke alarms required in my home?
5. My neighbor has junk, debris and other items stored on his property which I think creates a fire hazard. What can be done to remedy this condition?
6. Can I purchase and use fireworks in Annapolis?
7. What is the procedure for applying for a building or fire protection system permit?
8. I received notice that my business is due for a fire safety inspection. What should I expect for them to check?
9. Are small campfires, burn pits and bonfires allowed with Annapolis?
10. Is there a special smoke alarm for the hearing impaired?