Gas grill

The building of an open burning or recreational fire is prohibited within the Town of Payson as the town is under phase I fire restrictions. This restriction does not apply to the safe use of outdoor charcoal, wood and gas fired grills used for cooking on private property of one and two-family dwellings.

Effective Wednesday, the Payson Fire Department is discontinuing the issuance of burn permits and implementing phase I fire restrictions. 

Residential burn permits, which have already been issued, will be honored until their expiration date or April 30, whichever comes first. 

Outside burning is prohibited. 

Exceptions: Portable outdoor fireplaces, charcoal or wood cooking fires within a safe container, with 10 feet separation to combustibles, on private property of one and two-family dwellings. Fire wood and charcoal only. No trash or yard waste. Petroleum-fueled (or electric) cooking, lighting or heating devices having an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certification and a positive shut-off valve are allowed. 

The Blattner Brush pit will re-open April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. using Payson Fire personnel. 

The opening will test COVID-19 precautions and procedures allowing volunteers to staff the pit again, starting May 2 with the new precautions in place.  

Please have patience and continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

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