All open burning requires a Burn Permit from the City of DeLand Fire Department prior to burning. There is no cost for this application process, but the application must be completed and returned to the DeLand Fire Department prior to burning. Call the DeLand Fire Department to request the application: normal business hours – 386-626-7328 or after hours – 386-626-7331 Fax number 386-740-6865
Severe wind or extreme dry conditions would warrant a refusal to allow controlled burning. These conditions will be determined by evaluation of daily fire weather conditions and the Division of Forestry daily burn index.
BURN HOURS ARE FROM 9:00 AM UNTIL ONE (01) HOUR BEFORE SUNSET.
The yard debris MUST be only leaves, small limbs or other vegetation. Absolutely NO garbage, petroleum products, tires, or other materials not classified as dead vegetation will be allowed.
The material must be burned in a container such as a barrel or heavy wire container with a wire cover to prevent ashes and sparks from spreading.
The fire MUST be watched from the time of ignition until it is out. An extinguishing appliance such as a water hose must be available close enough to the fire for extinguishment if necessary.
The fire is set back at least 25 feet from any wild lands, brush, or combustible structure, 50 feet from any paved public roadway, and 150 feet from any occupied building other than that owned or leased by the individual doing the burning.
Absolutely no gasoline, kerosene, or other hazardous materials can be used for ignition.
The fire is attended and adequate fire extinguishing equipment is readily available at all times
In the event of a reasonable complaint from a neighbor, the fire will be extinguished by the person or persons responsible for the fire. The Battalion Commander may make the final determination as to whether or not there has been a reasonable complaint or if the fire constitutes a hazard.
If for any reason, the City of DeLand Fire Department has to extinguish the burning, the Responsible Party shall pay a minimum of one hundred thirty ($ 130.00) dollars or the actual cost, which ever is greater.
IN ALL CASES, BURNING MUST BE CONSTANTLY SUPERVISED. ANY DEVIATION FROM THESE RULES WILL BE ONLY BY PERMISSION OF THE CITY OF DELAND FIRE CHIEF.