Beach Fire Permits

Log fire on the beach

Rules for obtaining a Beach Fire Permit

  • Beach Fire permits cost $30.00, Check or money order ONLY.
  • You can visit the fire station at 50 S Orlando Ave, ring the intercom bell at the front door and we will assist you with obtaining a permit. Office Hours for obtaining a permit are from 12pm-7pm and must be obtained on the day of the burn.
  • No permits shall be issued from March 1st through October 31st due to sea turtle nesting season
  • No permits shall be issued by the City of Cocoa Beach for Brevard County parks (Lori Wilson Park, Murkshe Park, etc)
  • Beach Fire permits shall be issued from Minuteman Causeway > North. No permits will be issued south of Minuteman. Only 1 permit will be issued per stub end street.
  • If wind conditions are greater than 10 miles per hour, a burn permit will not be issued. Also, any time the state or county has issued a red flag warning, no permits will be issued.
  • 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.).

Rules regarding the Beach Fire

  • The Beach Fire can be a maximum of 1 cubic yard or 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 (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.