Burn Ban

Ban on Burning Yard Waste

The City Council approved a ban on burning yard waste within the City.Please do not burn yard waste

Open burning is illegal. Burning garbage, leaves and landscape waste is expressly forbidden.

*Recreational fires are allowed when the following guidelines are met, but may also be banned when deemed necessary, such as during drought conditions.

WHAT ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BURN

Dry logs or wood excluding building materials, <12” diameter. Fire no larger than 5’ around and 3’ high.

WHERE

>25’ from any structure

  • EXCEPTIONS
  • 1) >15’ if in a fire-pit or other approved enclosure.
  • 2) Generally, portable outdoor fireplaces are considered to be like grills, and can be used on decks of 1 and 2 family dwellings.
  • *NOTE Except for 1 and 2 family dwellings, grills are not legal to be used on combustible balconies or decks
    or within
  • 10’ of the building unless the building, and balcony or deck are protected by a sprinkler system. Some small “camp stoves" with a capacity of less than one pound of propane might be allowed.

WHEN

12 noon to 12 midnight. Fires must be fully extinguished by midnight.

EXTINGUISHMENT AUTHORITY

If creating a hazard or other objectionable conditions; fire will be, or can be ordered extinguished.

ATTENDANCE

Must be constantly attended with a means of extinguishment available.

VIOLATIONS

First offense $50 ($25 if paid within 7 days)

Second offense $100/$50

To report an illegal burn within the City, contact us at 309.797.0401. The ordinance is enforced by the Moline Fire Department.

SEE CHAPTER 11 SECTION 307 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS