A permit is required for open burns on public streets and public or private property, except for recreational fires. Open burn permits are generally not issued in densely-populated neighborhoods.
Apply for an open burn permit online using the ePLACE portal for permitting, inspections, plans, licenses, and code enforcement.
The fire department will review your permit request. First-time requests require an on-site visit from a fire inspector, who will call to schedule the inspection.
No permit is required to use fire pits, chimineas, or decorative flame torches at single family dwellings or duplexes in Overland Park, but there are restrictions:
Fire pits, campfires, bonfires, chimineas and decorative flame torches are prohibited at multi-family dwellings.
The fire department can order any recreational fire be put out if it creates or adds to a hazardous situation. If your fire is bothering a neighbor, OPFD will check to see if your smoke is offensive and can require you put out your fire.
Large outdoor fireplaces and ovens are allowed in Overland Park and do not require a fire department permit.