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Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor fireplaces are permitted in the City of Belton.
Some specific regulations apply.  To comply with city regulations, outdoor fireplaces must:
  • Only be used on private property of one- and two-family dwellings
  • Have a screen or chimney that limits the spread of embers
  • Be used at least 10 feet from combustible decks or patios
 Outdoor fireplace
Nuisance Information:
In addition to the regulations above, only firewood, small tree branches or similar materials may be burned in outdoor fireplaces.  The burning of trash, treated lumber, or anything objectional is prohibited.

Nuisance regulations do apply to outdoor fireplaces.  If smoke or odor creates a nuisance, the fire must be extinguished.
 fireplace with screen
Outdoor fireplace safety:
  • Only use outdoor fireplaces when environmental conditions are safe
  • Outdoor fireplaces should always be attended by a competent adult
  • Keep a garden hose or other means of extinguishment close
 clay fireplace
IFC 2012; Belton UDC chapter 16-2, section 307.5
For more information on outdoor fireplaces, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (816) 331-7969.

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