Regulations and Ordinaces
Open Burning Ordinances
The open burning of any materials within the city, in or upon the streets, alleys, parks, or public or private places of the city, by any person, firm, or corporation, whether as owner, lessee, sub-lessee, or occupant, is hereby strictly prohibited except as permitted by this sub-chapter;
The following types of open burning fires are permitted, provided that the burning is in compliance with the requirements set forth in § 92.46:
(A) Ceremonial fires, including Twelfth Night Ceremonies, school rallies, scouting activities, religious ceremonies, and similar types of fires;
(B) Fire suppression training;
(C) Burning of natural refuse only derived from land clearing operations resulting in a change of land usage (i.e., agricultural to industrial, vacant to residential development);
(D) Burning of natural refuse and/or clean wood waste resulting from a declared natural disaster;
(E) Emergency burning. The open burning of materials deemed hazardous as permitted by the state and/or federal government;
(F) Recreational fires;
(G) Open burning fires permitted and regulated by IC 13-17-9, IC 13-17-9-1, IC 13-17-9-2, and IC 13-17-9-3; and
(H) Warming fires.
Public Firework Display Regulations
According to the City of Madison Municipal Code, every fireworks display shall be handled by a qualified operator to be approved by the Chief of the Fire Department, and shall be so located, discharged, or fired as, in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department after proper inspection, is not hazardous to property or person. Applications for permits must be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of display. A permit granted under this section is not transferable. No operator who has a prior conviction under this chapter may operate any display for one year after the conviction. Additional information can be found here: Municipal Code Chapter 92: Fire Prevention, Section 92.01.