Beach Fire Permits

Rules for Obtaining a Beach Fire Permit

How to get a Beach Fire Permit?

  • Beach Fire Permits are issued until 5 pm the DAY OF the burn. There are no exceptions.
  • No permits are issued from March 1st through October 31st due to Sea Turtle Nesting Season.
  • The Beach Fire permit applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a current Brevard County resident - holding a current Driver's License or state-issued I.D.
Log fire on the beach

How to check Burn Permit availability?

Check Burn Permit availability online. If burn permits are available for the day you will find a green Enroll button on the right-hand side of the listing. If you do not see an Enroll button?

  • Burn Permits are not being issued that day or,
  • The location has been reserved.

Where to purchase a Beach Fire Permit?

Burn Permits will be made available no earlier than NOON the DAY OF the permit and be open for purchase till 5 pm. How to purchase:

  • Create an Account or Login to your existing Account.
  • Go to Programs on RecDesk
    • Choose Category: Fire Burn Permits to narrow down options
    • You can use the Search Bar to find your desired street name or scroll through the list of locations
      • If available to reserve, click Enroll.  
  • Your receipt is your Proof of Permit.

NOTE: PURCHASE IS FOR THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

What is the cost of a Beach Fire Permit?

Beach Fire permits cost $30.00. 

Where can I have a Beach Fire?

  • Permits are issued for Minutemen Causeway North, no permits are issued for South of Minutemen Causeway.
  • Only One (1) permit will be issued per stub end street.
  • The City does not issue permits for Brevard County Parks -  Lori Wilson Park, Murkshe Park, etc.

How does the City decide if Beach Fire Permits will be issued?

Permits are conditionally granted, permits will not be issued if:

  • Wind conditions are greater than 10 miles per hour.
  • When the State or County has issued a red flag warning.

Rules regarding the Beach Fire

  • The Beach Fire can be a maximum of 3' x 3' x 3'. Anything greater in size and height will be considered a bonfire which is prohibited.
  • Please protect our dunes and keep the fire away from dunes. Specifically at least 30 feet in any direction from the dune or any beach vegetation and 100 feet from the stub end street or boardwalk/ dune crossover.
  • You are limited to one (1) fire per permit.
  • The permit holder shall be present at all times on the site and shall have the permit available for inspection.
  • The Beach Fire shall not be left unattended.
  • The Beach Fire shall be fully extinguished (no burning, smoldering, smoking, hot embers, or debris) prior to midnight of the permit-issue day. All fire debris shall be removed to a disposal container and the site shall be restored to its natural condition.

For more information Burn Permits call the Fire Department at 321-868-3330