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Know the Code for Barbecue Grills

Posted on May 17, 2018

It may not feel like it with all the recent rain, but summer is almost here. And with Memorial Day right around the corner, grilling season is upon us. We wanted to take a moment to bring back our highly sought after newsletter in getting you ready for the grilling season.

Keep in mind that there are regulations in the NYC Fire Code and the NYC Fuel Gas Code regulating how portable barbecues can legally be stored and operated here in New York City.
Portable outdoor barbecues are governed by Fire Code §307.5.

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Charcoal, electric, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or piped natural gas barbecues may be stored and used on residential premises. Portable barbecues may be used on other premises, except LPG barbecues, so long as such use is not prohibited by the Zoning Resolution, Construction Codes, or other rules and regulation promulgated by DOB or FDNY.

Rules to remember:

Here is a list of NYC parks that allow barbequing. Keep in mind that LPG barbeques are not permitted in non-residential settings.

Link to DOB resources on barbecues can be found here.
Link to FDNY summer fire safety guide can be found here.

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