Local Laws and Ordinances
|OPEN BURNING, RECREATIONAL FIRES AND PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIREPLACES||
Information from the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office pertaining to open burning, recreational fires and portable outdoor fireplaces may be viewed by clicking here.
|OUTDOOR BURNING||To protect the air quality in Mecklenburg County, outdoor burning is generally prohibited. Permits may be obtained to allow outdoor burning in certain situations. For more information, click here.|
GRILLING IN APARTMENT COMPLEXES
|North Carolina Code prohibits outdoor barbequing or grilling on apartment balconies or within 10 feet of any combustible material in a multi-family property.|
The town of Matthews has an alarm ordinance that requires a permit for an alarm system and imposes fines for excessive false alarms. For more information click here.
Mecklenburg County requires smoke detectors in all residential properties.
|CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS||
Mecklenburg County requires carbon monoxide detectors in all residential properties. For more information click here.