Villages ordinance pertaining to the use of portable or built-in fire pits may vary based on the community in which you reside. For your convenience, we have provided a basic overview of the adopted ordinance in each community below. Please contact the appropriate village directly at the telephone number provided with additional relating to this or other village ordinances.
Village of Huntley 847-669-0600
The Village of Huntley will allow either portable approved fire containers, which by ordinance should not be used within 10 feet of any combustibles, or built-in fire pits, which require a permit from the Huntley Building Department and by ordinance, must be at least 25 feet from any combustibles. Combustibles consist of, but are not limited to; homes, fences, wooden decks, etc.
Village of Algonquin 847-658-4184
The Village of Algonquin allows both portable and built-in fire pits. Built-in pits require a permit and have size limitations. The Algonquin Building Dept. should be contacted for a list of requirements.
Village of Lake in the Hills 847-960-7440
The Village of Lake in The Hills does not allow built-in fire pits, but allows portable fire pits. The Village cautions residents on the safe use of these containers.
The Huntley Fire Protection District cautions all residents to use common sense when having recreational fires. Proper distances should be followed to keep heat and flames away from combustibles. Only seasoned firewood should be burned. Landscape waste, garbage and construction waste should not be burned, but disposed of properly. Fires should never be left unattended and a garden hose or portable fire extinguisher should be kept nearby.