Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

Fire Code Relative to Grills on Balconies

The current code reference for grills on balconies from the Florida Fire Prevention Code (2005) reads as follows:

FFPC(2005): NFPA 1: 10.11.7 For other than one- and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, gas-fired grills, charcoal grills or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose, shall be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 ft (3 m) of any structure. Listed electric ranges, grills, or similar electrical apparatus shall be permitted.

Please call the Alachua County Fire Rescue Fire Prevention Bureau at (352)384-3103 if you require additional clarification.