Open burning: is the burning of a bonfire, rubbish fire or other fire in an outdoor location where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit.
Recreational Fire: is the burning of materials other than rubbish where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and with a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or similar purposes.
(per 1997 Uniform Fire Code)
To obtain a burm permit, contact the appropriate fire district for your area. Please keep in mind that these are volunteer fire districts and personnel may not be there at all times. If you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
You may also contact the Santa Fe County Fire Prevention Division with any questions or if you are unable to make contact with your local district department at 505-995-6523.
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Open burning shall be conducted in accordance with Section 1102.3 of the 1997 Uniform Fire Code.
Rubbish containing paper products is prohibited.
Recreational fires shall be in accordance with Section 1102.4 of the 1997 Uniform Fire Code.
The following list of permissible fireworks has been taken from Chapter 60, Article 2C, Section 7, as amended (2007) ("Fireworks Licensing and Safety Act") of the NMSA 1978.
Cone fountains, crackling devices, cylindrical fountains, flitter sparklers, ground spinners, illuminating torches and wheels.
Aerial shell kit-reloadable tubes, aerial spinners, helicopters, mines, missile-type rockets, roman candles, shells, and stick-type rockets, except as provided in Subsection B (see below: Non-Permissible Fireworks).
Chasers, and firecrackers.
During fire season it is possible that the Santa Fe County Fire Marshal and Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners may declare hazardous fire conditions and impose fire restrictions on fireworks, open fires, smoking and other ignition sources within Santa Fe County.
In addition to any penalty or other remedy provided by law, any person, corporation, entity or organization, found to have committed a violation of any of the provision of the Ordinance or adopted Codes, shall be punished by a fine of up to $300.00 or imprisonment up to six (6) months, or both a fine and imprisonment. Each-day on which the Ordinance or adopted Codes are violated shall constitute a separate violation.