9.48.030 – Open burning of refuse prohibited

It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, suffer, allow or permit open burning of rubbish, refuse of any kind, grass, leaves, wood, garbage, metal salvage or any other matter in open fires; provided, however, an owner of residential property may burn or permit to be burned such substances as are reasonably necessary for the purpose of cooking food for the consumption by his or her family or guests; and provided, however, that other open burning may be permitted with a special permit issued by the Fire Chief or his designee, pursuant to Chapter 15.28 of the St. Charles Municipal Code, provided such burning shall not violate any Illinois or Federal statute, rules, or regulations, including those of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Any and all such open burning may be prohibited by the Fire Chief, his designee or the City Health Officer when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous.

(1987-M-93: § 1; 1985-M-60: § 1; 1980-M-8: § 1)