A burning permit will be required of all persons kindling or authorized to kindle or maintain any fire, bonfire or rubbish fire. The permit will be issued by the Fire Chief or in his absence his authorized representative. Notice of a minimum of twenty four (24) hours must be given for the issuance of a burning permit. The Fire Chief may inspect any property on which a fire is to be started before a permit is issued. (1998 Code § 10-141)