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May 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
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Leesburg, VA 20175
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Open Burning Prohibited

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Open Burning Prohibited May 1 to September 30
On a year round basis, open burning is always prohibited in the town limits of Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Round Hill, and subdivisions ("urban or built up areas") throughout the County and in the Town of Leesburg.

Similarly, open burning is prohibited countywide (towns included) during the period of May 1 through September 30 of each year.

  • Campfires, no larger than three feet in diameter by two feet in height and used for cooking purposes, are EXEMPT from these prohibitions, provided they are no closer than 50 feet from a structure.
  • Portable fire pits and chimneas ARE ALLOWED and are not considered open burning if operated within manufacturer's specifications.
  • Individuals interested in a permanent fire pit should contact the FMO for approval. Here are some basic guidelines:
    • Provide a sketch of the proposed fire pit location to include distances, to structures and other combustible materials (fence, shed, etc), and the dimensions and structure/construction of your fire pit. Fire pit is required to be at least 15 feet from any structure or combustible material.
    • The largest diameter that would be allowed is 36”.  Please be advised that a fire pit of 42” is large enough that it will be considered open burning and must comply with all the requirements of open burning.
    • All fire pits must continue to have a wire mesh cover to control sparks, mechanism to extinguish the fire, attended at all times, limited to clean seasoned wood, and shall not create a nuisance.
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