Open Burning

Open Burning Regulations

Due to the impact on air quality, the Kaysville City Fire Department, in agreement with the Davis County Fire Board of Appeals, have agreed that there will not be a time period set aside for open burning in Davis County in 2017. Exemptions are farm and horticultural operations may burn as established under current law and air quality rules. In Davis County, a farm or horticultural operation is defined as: (1) fruit orchards of 25 or more fruit trees on a continuous two acre parcel of property, 2 agricultural activities of 2 or more cultivated acres on single, or contiguous parcels of property. Farms may only burn products incident to horticulture or agricultural operations, defined as: prunings, diseased plants, stubble and irrigation ditch banks. Before burning, farmers must notify the Kaysville City Fire Department. Fires must be contained and monitored at all times.

If you should you have any questions, please contact the Kaysville City Fire Department at 801-544-2860.

Recreational Fires

Homeowners may not burn anything, including prunings, rubbish, debris, or garbage in their yards. Those items should be shredded for mulch or hauled to the local landfill.

Recreational fires, such as fire pits, are allowed within Kaysville City limits as long as certain regulations are met. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or any combustible materials, including trees, combustible fences or other vegetation. Fire pits must be under 3 feet in diameter and no taller than 2 feet.

Portable outdoor fireplaces, defined by and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, are not regulated by Code.

These recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A garden hose, bucket of water, 4-A rated fire extinguisher, or other means must be within reach and readily available. The fire must be used solely for cooking, or other recreational purposes.