Outside Fire Pits

Requirements for Burning Devices

Open burning is prohibited in the City of West Allis, however, a device for the burning of wood that is equipped with a metal hood and screen that completely encloses the area where wood is burned so as to prevent embers or sparks from exiting the device is allowed. 

Additionally, such devices shall: 

  • Not be used on porches or decks or within ten feet of a dwelling, garage or other accessory structure
  • Not be used between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Be tended by a competent person at all times combustion is occurring