Beach Fires coming to Martin County

Beach Fires coming to Martin County

Beach fires will soon be coming to Martin County beaches. The fires will be allowed from November through February from 5-11pm daily in designated fire locations at Jensen Beach and Stuart Beach. Registration is now open. Permits are $50 plus tax per fire. They can be obtained at the Martin County Parks and Recreation office on Monterey Road in Stuart. For more information head online to Martin dot FL do US slash Beach Fire.

Beach Fire Permits are ONLY available during non-turtle nesting season (November through February). Permits are issued in person, Monday through Friday, beginning October 15, 2019, and no later than 48 hours prior to scheduled permit time.

Permits are issued in person, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at:

Martin County Parks and Recreation Department
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida 34996
(772) 221-1418

Jensen Beach and Stuart Beach only.

Permits are issued only to adults over the age of 21.

Proof of Driver’s License or State-issued ID will be required to obtain a Permit. This is important since the permittee will be responsible for all individuals attending the beach fire activity. They will be expected to sign a waiver for the attendees of the beach fire. The permittee must be on site at all times during scheduled time listed on Permit.

Children under the age of 18 must be chaperoned by an adult 21 years of age or older at all times. The permittee will be responsible for all individuals attending the beach fire activity. They will be expected to sign a waiver for the attendees of the beach fire. The permittee must be on site at all times during scheduled time listed on permit.

Beach Fire permits are only issued to an individual or group of 49 people or less. They do not allow for large activities, special events open to the public, or for activities that include vendors, amplified music, tents, entertainment, or other activities that the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department may consider as outside of the permit scope. If any of these activities are planned, a special event permit will be required; please contact the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department at (772) 221-1418.

The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department will only provide the fire container to the permittee. Outside containers or apparatuses are not allowed.

In regards to beach fire materials, it is the responsibility of the permittee to attain and provide them. Beach fire material must not consist of salt treated lumber, tar paper, contents containing any rubber products, creosote treated lumber, glue impregnated material, plastic, foam, or household trash. All burn material shall be free of nails and metal.

Vegetation or materials located within the beach park are not allowed to be taken, damaged, or used as material. This is in accordance with Chapter 17, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Flammable and/or combustible liquids must not be utilized for fueling beach fires. Paper and matches only must be used to ignite your fire and fluid/gasoline is not allowed. Material should not be stacked any higher than provided apparatus. A minimum of three (3) feet clearance from the outer edge of the provided apparatus at all times is required.

Appropriate beach fire material must be placed in the provided apparatus assigned to the permittee.

Vehicles are not allowed on the beach and all material must be hand carried to the site.

Non-amplified music is allowed as long as it is at low levels and in compliance with the County’s noise ordinance.

Unsuitable wind or weather conditions must be taken into consideration prior to and during the time of the permitted beach fire. If unsuitable conditions exist and permit must be canceled, Martin County Parks and Recreation will contact the permittee at the contact phone number provided before the start of permitted time. Martin County Parks and Recreation will make every effort to contact the permittee at least 2 hours prior to activity, however, due to wind and weather conditions that may arise, Martin County Parks and Recreation has the right to cancel permitted activity at any time or to request extinguishment of fire at any time.

Anytime the State or County has issued a red flag warning or a drought exists, no permits will be issued and permits will be canceled. For cancellations made by Martin County Parks and Recreation based on these conditions, Martin County Parks and Recreation may issue a refund or offer another day to the permittee as an option.

For rain or other weather related issues or should the permittee cancel event for any reason, refunds will not be issued.

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