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Open burning

A reminder to our residents…..


It shall be unlawful for any person to openly burn wood shavings, leaves,

rubbish, trash, garbage, treated and/creosoted wood or of any other material

within the city limits of St. Ann, except that the burning of natural

uncontaminated tree wood shall be permitted as follows:


-The open burning of wood is prohibited except where said burning is

done in an appropriate container, appliance or fireplace structure that is

designed and intended to be used for the purpose of wood burning, and has

a base dimension no greater than sixteen (16) sq. ft.


1.  Setbacks shall be as follows:

-Twenty-five (25) feet from a structure or combustible material.

-Twenty-five (25) feet from a property line on lots greater than

20,000 square feet in area.

-Fifteen (15) feet from a property line on lots not greater than

20,000 square feet


2.  The property owner, tenant or other responsible adult shall constantly

supervise the burning at all times.


3.  When open burning creates an air pollution problem, a nuisance

condition, fire hazard or when atmospheric conditions are unfavorable for

burning or when a public air quality warning is posted, said burning shall

immediately cease and the fire and embers extinguished.


4.   Bonfires for public or private events or for recreational purposes on

public or private property shall only be allowed by special permit from the

City of St. Ann and the appropriate fire district.


Gregory S. Vogel


10789 Midland Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63114