Yes and no. The Beavercreek Township Fire Department (BTFD) enforces the Ohio Fire Code's (OFC) Open Burn Guidelines, which regulate what can and cannot be burned in the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. The BTFD has put together the following summary of Ohio's Open Burn Guidelines:
- Ceremonial fires (bonfires) are permitted. Examples of ceremonial fires are flag decommissioning, Boy Scout ceremonies, etc. These fires may be a maximum of 5 feet in diameter and a maximum of 5 feet in height and can only burn for a maximum of 3 hours. This type of fire does require a permit from the fire department.
- Recreational fires (cook-outs) are permitted in both the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. Recreational fires cannot be larger than 3 feet in diameter and a maximum of 2 feet in height and can only burn for a maximum of 3 hours. This type of fire does not require a permit.
For more information, please see the complete Open Burn Guidelines page.