In accordance with Hanover County Code, Chapter 9, Public Safety, Article III, Division I: In addition to any seasonal burn restrictions that may be implemented, areas in Hanover County where open burning is restricted at all times include:
Properties in the urban service area
Properties zoned R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, RS (Unless the Office of the Fire Marshal has approved the resident for burning, burning is not allowed)
Anywhere in the Town of Ashland (in accordance with Ashland Code of Ordinances, Section 7-2)
Recreational fire are allowed at any time of year, regardless of residential or agricultural zoning, anywhere in the county
Definition: An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, portable fireplace, barbeque grill, or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of three (3) feet or less in diameter or two (2) feet or less in height for pleasure, religious ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose.
If a property is zoned, residential-only recreational fires are permitted. To burn larger piles on property zoned residential property, approval from the Office of the Fire Marshal is required to ensure safe distances from neighboring structures exist.