Requirements of Grills on Balconies:

NOTICE: January 1, 2018

In accordance with the current Florida Fire Prevention Code, Section 10.11

“For other than one and two family dwellings- No hibachi, gas-fired grill, charcoal grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating or other purpose, shall not be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10ft. (3m) of any structure”.  Electric grills not exceeding 200 square inches are permitted; however, if there is a smoke complaint from the cooking, the use of the grill must stop.

Any pre-piped LP or NG unit shall be exempt, provided the gas pipe has a shut off valve installed at or near the grill.

Storage of Liquid Propane (LP): For other than one and two family dwellings, LP bottles greater than 1lb. capacity (small green camp style bottles) shall not be stored in any residential dwelling or otherwise location. Storage of greater than 1lb. LP bottles shall be maintained in a metal flammables cabinet at least 25ft away from any occupancy.

“The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) shall have the authority to prohibit any or all open flames, and open, recreational, and cooking fires or other sources of ignition, or establish special regulations on the use of any form of fire or smoking material where circumstances make such conditions hazardous”.

Assistant Chief Michael Ray Strawn
Authority Having Jurisdiction