Skip to code content (skip section selection)
A. Permit Application Requirements: Applications for all open burning that requires a City burn permit shall be submitted in writing to the City of Warrenville Community Development Department at least three (3) days before the open burning is proposed to be conducted. Such applications shall be on the form provided by the City and shall contain the following information: (Ord. 2616, 11-15-2010)
1. Purpose of the proposed open burning,
2. The location/address of the burning site,
3. The nature and quantities of material/fuel to be burned,
4. A site map showing the location of the open burning, all nearby structures and wood fences, and the location of any extinguishing mechanism including hoses, buckets and fire extinguishers,
5. Name, age, and contact information (including business, home, and mobile phone numbers) of the individual responsible for supervising the open burning during its duration, and
6. The date and exact times when the proposed open burning will take place, and
7. Applications for ecological burns and IEPA fires shall include a copy of the approved IEPA burn permit. (Ord. 2567, 3-1-2010)
B. Permit Approval And Denial: Before issuing an open burn permit, the Director of Community and Economic Development, or his duly authorized representative, shall: 1) review and verify that all applicable open burning application requirements and restrictions have or will be satisfied, and 2) consider then current weather conditions, past problems with burning on the property/site of the proposed open burning, past violations of the provisions of this chapter, and any other factor which may affect the health and safety of persons and property in the City.
The Director of Community and Economic Development shall have the authority to deny an open burning permit application if all application requirements and restrictions have not been met, weather conditions would not allow the proposed open burning to be conducted safely, or if there has been a violation of this chapter on the property/site of the proposed open burning, by the owner of the property/site of the proposed open burning, or by the individual responsible for supervising the proposed open burning within one year from the City's receipt of the then pending open burning application. The Director of Community and Economic Development or his duly authorized representative shall approve or deny all open burning permit applications within five (5) days after receipt of the application. (Ord. 2567, 3-1-2010; amd. Ord. O2018-10, 3-19-2018)
C. Permit Cost: There shall be no City fees or charges associated with the review of an open burn permit application or issuance of an open burn permit. (Ord. 2567, 3-1-2010)
D. Special Permit Conditions: The Director of Community and Economic Development may allow the size and duration of a bonfire to be increased when it has been shown by the applicant that fire safety requirements of the situation and the desirable duration of the bonfire warrant the increase. Any such special approval shall be documented in written form.
When weather or locational requirements dictate, the Director of Community and Economic Development may require the applicant for an ecological burn or an IEPA fire to submit and follow a detailed burn plan designating the preferred wind direction and speed, location of firebreaks, and necessary personnel and equipment shall be prepared and utilized in planning and burn implementation. (Ord. 2567, 3-1-2010; amd. Ord. O2018-10, 3-19-2018)