Peachtree City Burn Permit

March 21, 2013
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Peachtree City Burn PermitIn Peachtree City, burning permits may be granted from October 1 – April 30. Some days however burn permits will not be given based on the weather conditions. Burn permits may be obtained online on this page or by contacting the city at 770-631-2526. *Peachtree City prefers that residents receive burn permits online.

Burn Permit Regulations

If you want to see the exact wording of Peachtree City’s ordinance that regulates burning, you can refer to Section 42-45. The below list is the dummies guide to Peachtree City’s burn permit rules.

  1. Don’t burn things that shouldn’t be burned. If you have a question as to what shouldn’t be burned because you like to burn everything, then section 42-45 is a must read for you.
  2. Don’t use gas or anything similar to gas for starting and fueling your fire.
  3. Make sure you don’t burn any buildings down. To ensure that you don’t burn any Peachtree City homes or other buildings down with your fire keep a safe distance between your fire and structures. The ordinance says to distance the fire by 50 feet from any structures or by putting your fire in a container of some sorts (like a drum).
  4. Don’t walk away from your fire. Always be by your fire and have enough means to extinguish the fire if you need to.
  5. All fires need to be put out at least one hour before dusk or before you leave the area.
  6. Peachtree City requires that all fires by small and managable (this means that they can’t be larger than 75 cubic feet). Only one burn pile per acre of land(lot).
  7. If people complain about your fires or they are a health risk than you will most likely be forced to extinguish them.
  8. If you don’t follow the rules, then you may get a court citation.
  9. Peachtree City does not allow burning to clear large pieces of land.
  10. If you want to have a bon fire, then a member of the Peachtree City Fire Department has to come out and personally approve it.

    What Do You Not Have To Have A Burn Permit For?

    (This section is kind of confusing for me because it says that the heat conditions have to be under 50 degrees. 50 degrees is cold and won’t heat anything.) *This process is not required for: outdoor cooking, outdoor recreational fire pits and chimineas, and construction site warming fires; conditions must be under 50 degrees and must be contained in a drum. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911. The exact copy of this ordinance can be found at http://www.ptcgovernment.org/fire/burnpermit/resrules.htm.

3 Responses to Peachtree City Burn Permit

  1. suzanne stahlhut on April 6, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you for the permit

  2. suzanne stahlhut on April 6, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I have limbs and yard debris

  3. Janet MacGregor on April 30, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I have some papers that I want to burn today. I have a burning can that I will use.