Open Burning Reminders

As the air turns colder and the leaves begin to fall, you may want to get out and enjoy a backyard campfire or burn yard debris. Before you get started, the Village of Sugar Grove would like to remind you of a few provisions from the Village Code regarding Open Burning (Section 4, Chapter 6).

Recreational campfires less than 3 feet in diameter are allowed within a contained area from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Leaves, diseased trees and tree debris may only be burned on the premises on which they are generated. Yard debris burning is only allowed during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a wind of less than 10 mph.

All fires must be attended at all times by a person of at least 18 years of age. Fires must be completely extinguished beyond the permitted burning times, or if not attended.

Burning is not allowed in the public right of way and must be at least 20 feet from any right of way. In addition, burning must be at least 5 feet from any neighboring side or rear lot and no less than 20 feet from any structure.

Please be safe when burning. Always have a bucket of water, a garden hose or shovel and dirt close by to put out the fire.

For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (630) 391-7220.

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