We are a group of people who have a campfire at night somewhere in Bergen County, New Jersey to celebrate a party. Where can we get it and what permission do we need? Answer: Hello: New Jersey municipalities have very restrictive regulations against campfires. My suggestion is to select several locations where you would like to host the event and contact the venue and/or community to determine if a campfire is allowed and what permits are required. I`m planning a beach closing party in early June and wondered if there were any beaches in New Jersey where I could make a little campfire and make music. I thought about having live music and music on speakers. Do I need a noise permit or campfire permit? I also plan for my party to run from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Would I be able to do that? And what beaches would allow me to throw a party where I could play loud music, make a campfire and run it until 12:00? Thank you very much! Frank`s Answer: Hi Amber, New Jersey`s public beaches have very strict regulations regarding beach parties with campfires and amplified music. If you can be more flexible, consider Belmar. NJOpen Burning Bonfire Permit ($42 plus $100 for a deposit, Summer 2013)Contact: Belmar Police Department – 732.681.1700, Office of the Fire Marshal – 732.681.3700 Ext. 235Website: Belmar Open Burning Bonfire Regulations: Here is a list of fire safety regulations to follow: before, during and after the issuance of an open burning or campfire permit.
As a permit holder, you are responsible for full compliance with all fire safety regulations.• The Site is GRANTED ONLY on the beach between 2nd and 3rd Avenue (unless otherwise authorized by the Fire Marshal)• Any open fire or campfire must not be within fifty (50) feet of a structure. (e.g. boardwalk, fishing dock)• Any open fire or campfire must be constantly visited until the fire is extinguished. The permit holder is considered the responsible person and must remain present throughout the fire to ensure maximum safety and compliance.• At least one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 4 A, two portable fire extinguishers with a minimum fire extinguishing capacity of at least 2 A each, or other approved fire extinguishers on site, such as: Dirt, sand, water or fire extinguishers must be available for immediate use for extinguishing.o Fire extinguisher ratings are on the fire extinguisher.o Fire extinguishers must be newly purchased or certified and marked during the calendar year• Open fire or campfire sizes must not exceed five (5) feet, five (5) feet in size and height and must not burn for more than three (3) hours and are only permitted to burn during business hours from 19 to 22 Clock. • The Fire Marshal has the power at any time to limit or limit the actual size and location of the open fire or campfire based on safety and weather conditions. • Fuel for open fires or campfires can only consist of spicy dry firewood and must be ignited with a small amount of paper. The fire must not be used for waste disposal purposes and the fuel must be chosen in such a way as to minimize the level of air pollution.• No structures can be erected or erected on the beach (tents, huts, etc.). • No amplified music is allowed. All other types of music must end no later than 10 p.m.
• The Fire Marshal, Chief of Police or their officers shall at all times have the authority to modify or terminate any fire or fire permit that is considered offensive, offensive or dangerous due to an odour of smoke or emissions, or if atmospheric conditions and/or local circumstances present such hazards. • After the fire:o Make sure the fire is off. Use sand, water or your fire extinguisher if necessary.o ALL ash and/or fire debris MUST be buried in the sand of your fireplace when it is ready; including partially burned or used materials. DO NOT DISPOSE OF ASH, WOOD OR ANY OTHER BURNT MATERIAL IN A GARBAGE OR GARBAGE CAN. All the best at your graduation ceremony in June. Frank *Note that I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. The materials available on this website are for informational purposes only and not for legal advice. Hi, I`m looking for a place to hold a rally + campfire in New Jersey! I would like to organize a meeting for my graduating class in June. Please let me know. I have heard that it is possible to have a campfire in Sandy Hook WITH a permit. Answer: Hello Allison; New Jersey beaches and cities have very restrictive regulations against campfires on beaches.
Sandy Hook, as you indicated, does not allow bonfires on their beach. However, Belmar allows campfires and picnics on the beach in a designated area.