Fire PitsIf you are thinking about burning yard waste, recycling, or trash in Coralville, think again. Recreational fires are only allowed in Coralville in purchased outdoor fire pits used following the manufacturer’s instructions, or in built-in outdoor fireplaces pre-approved by the Fire Chief.
Using outdoor fireplaces or fire pits is prohibited when the weather or other conditions make fires hazardous, or objectionable because of smoke or odor. Before using any outdoor fire pit or fireplace, be mindful of how your outdoor fire impacts neighbors and pets.
When using an outdoor fire pit or fireplace, always follow these requirements:
If you feel someone is not following these rules, call the Coralville Fire Department at 319.248.1835 during normal business hours.
GrillsWhen it comes to using a grill, charcoal burner, and other open-flame cooking devices, the following rules apply to apartments, condos, and town houses – and are good practice for one and two family dwellings:
Exceptions to this rule apply when buildings, balconies, and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system, or when using a grill with an LP-gas container less than a quart (or 2.5 pounds).