Open Burning Regulations

It is that time of year. Spring is in the air, and we are all excited to get outside and get our yards ready to enjoy summer barbeques and family gatherings around the fire pit.

We wanted to send a quick reminder that open burning of brush, leaves, grass clippings, or any other yard waste is not allowed within Syracuse City Limits. Open burning is only allowed at properties in an agricultural zone, properties having 20 or more trees, and properties at least two acres in size.

Recreational burns are allowed in established firepits using firewood (logs) only. Except for barbecue, gas, and charcoal grills, no burning shall be undertaken within 25 feet from any combustible material, combustible wall, or partition. Rec burns should not take place during poor air quality days – Red Air days. To learn the current day’s air quality, visit the Utah Department of Air Quality at

Whether it is an agricultural burn or a recreational burn, please contact the fire station at 801-614-9614 and inform them of the address and time the burn will take place. This information will be passed along to our dispatch and hopefully minimize an unexpected visit from the fire department.

Thank you for your cooperation and please feel free to contact the fire station with any questions. Stay Safe Syracuse!

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