BBQ's & Open Flame Devices on Patios & Balconies

Please read the below and regarding barbecues and open flame devices on patios and balconies.

If you have any questions please call City of Dodge City Inspections Department at (620) 225-8105 or the Dodge City Fire Department at (620) 225-8187.

* Am I allowed to use my barbecue grill on my apartment/condo balcony or  deck?                                                                         With the implementation of the 308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices code, the use and storage of charcoal and propane grills within 10 feet of combustible construction on the deck or patios of multi-family dwelling (such as apartment complexes, condominiums and town-homes with more than two attached unit) are not allowed. Only single family homes or duplexes may use open flame devices on their decks or patios.

* What type of grill can I use on my apartment/condo balcony or deck?                                                                                              Electric  

*Are portable outdoor fireplaces and chimineas allowed?                                                                                                               Chimineas and portable outdoor fireplaces are allowed on decks and patios of single family homes or duplexes. As with charcoal and propane grills, the use of open flame devices on decks or patios of multi-family dwellings (apartment complexes, condominiums, and town-homes with more than two attached units) are not permitted within 15 feet of combustible construction (wall of the building, wood, deck above fences, etc.)

*Whom do I call if I want to report someone using their barbecue in non-compliance with these regulations?                             Call the building manager/owner to report the incident or contact the City of Dodge City Inspections Department at 620-225-8105 or the Dodge City Fire Department at 620-225-8187 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday) to register a complaint.

Example of Open Flame

Open Flame

Examples of Electric Grills

Electric Grill