Recreational Fire on the Beach Application

Fire Prevention: (321) 637-5660

Event Information


Applicant Information


Regulations

Please read and understand.

Location: Within the beachside boundaries east of the Coastal Set Back Line in the unincorporatedareas of Brevard County.

Registration / application may be submitted a maximum of 5 days before event day – so response will be within those 5 days, you can’t predict the weather so it could be including the day of the event.

Hours of Operation: All recreational fires shall be fully extinguished; no burning, smoldering, smoking, and hot embers or debris shall remain after 11:00PM the night of the event. The extinguished and cool to the touch material, shall be placed in a trash receptacle, returning the beach to a natural condition.

Conditions: All recreational fires shall be administered and constantly attended by a competent person over 18 years of age. Recreational fires shall be built no further than one hundred (100) feet from a stub-end street or dune crossover and shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet from a structure or combustible material. A garden hose or other means of extinguishment (bucket for water, rake and shovel) shall be readily available for use. You are requested that the local fire station be advised of the location and time of each event.

The fire shall be located in and surrounded by beach sand only. Any dimensions greater than the 3 ft. by 2 ft. above shall be considered a bon fire that is prohibited.

No fire may be kindled on the beach where the winds in any onshore direction exceeding 15 miles per hour or when Forestry’s KBDI (drought index) scale exceeds 500 points.

The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has the authority to prohibit any or all open fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous. Additionally, where either State and/or Local executives declare special requirements or regulations regarding the use of any form of fire, no fires shall be kindled.

Discontinuance: The AHJ or designee shall be authorized to require any fire to be immediately discontinued if the fire is determined to constitute a hazardous condition

Kindling a fire on the beach areas constitutes an agreement that you will abide with these requirements. Failure to comply can result in legal action. In addition, any regulation of other enforcing agencies regarding open burning shall be met.

Check with other regulatory agencies including Brevard County Natural Resources, and Parks & Recreation to ensure their requirements are being met. No fires shall be kindled from March 1 through October 31, turtle season, of each year.