Open Burning Reminders

As the air turns colder and the leaves are falling, you may want to get out and enjoy a backyard campfire or burn yard debris. Before you get started, you will want to review the Village’s Open Burning regulations.

Title 4 Chapter 6 of the Village of Sugar Grove Village Code provides regulations for Open Burning including recreational campfires and the burning of leaves, diseased trees, and tree debris. Below are some highlights from the Code. To view in its entirety, click here.

  1. Recreational campfires must:
    • Be no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’.
    • Use untreated wood only, within a self-contained outdoor wood burning device or an outdoor fireplace.
    • Occur only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. and midnight, on Friday and Saturday.
  1. Open burning of leaves, diseased trees, and tree debris must:
    • Only occur on the premises on which they are generated.
    • Occur between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on sunny days only.
    • Be completely extinguished after 3:00 p.m.
    • Occur only with a wind speed of less than ten miles per hour.
    • Not occur during inversion conditions or ozone alert day. To see weather conditions, visit the Kane County Environmental Health Services website at or check your local weather forecast.
    • Use only dry materials.
    • Be supervised at all times by an adult until the fire is extinguished.
    • Have available within ten feet of the burning material a fire extinguisher, garden hose or water source.
    • Not occur in any public right of way.
    • Not occur within 20 feet of any building, structure, right of way or property line.

Residents are encouraged to check with their homeowners association for burning regulations specific to each neighborhood as many do not permit the burning of landscape material as a part of their covenants.

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

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