Burning Regulations in Kitty Hawk

Residents and visitors are required to follow these guidelines when burning within the Town limits.   Please contact the Town Fire Department at (252) 261-2666 with additional questions.

On the Beach

It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, cause to be ignited, or maintain a fire on the ocean beaches within the town.

 In Other Areas of Town

Allowed burning must be natural material such as:

Grass Clippings

Tree Limbs

Untreated wood products


Fires Allowed Without a Permit

Enclosed in containers, including burn barrels, non-combustible fire pits-either homemade or commercial

Fires used for cooking

Small campfires at a designated campground

Fires Requiring a Permit

Open pit fires

Burning of yard debris not in an enclosure

*All open burning must be between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Fire permit requirements

Fire can be no larger than 2 feet in height and 3 feet around

Wind speed must be less than 10 mph

Fire cannot be within 50 feet of a structure

Must be constantly attended with a water hose and rack or shovel


To obtain a permit or if you have any questions, please call Kitty Hawk Fire Department at

(252) 261-2666