Can I have a fire pit on my property?

The City of Ankeny has adopted the International Fire Code which allows for recreational fires as long as the regulations are followed. A permit is not required for a recreational fire though is subject to and regulated by guidelines.

The City of Ankeny defines "recreational fire" as "an outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish/refuse where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes."

Please consult our Recreational Fires Guidelines (PDF) for more information.

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1. Can I have a fire pit on my property?
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5. Where can I post garage sale / real estate / political signs?
6. Where do I get a pet license?
7. Which solicitors are licensed to operate in Ankeny?
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