Outdoor Fireplaces/chiminea

Permits for Chimineas, Fire Pits, Outdoor Fireplaces are allowed under these conditions.

  1. 1 and 2 family home.
  2. Permits must be applied for at: www.wellesleyma.gov (Permits and Licensing) and then FP-06 (miscellaneous). 
  3. Permit fee of $35 must be paid for online during application process.
  4. Site plan must be uploaded showing location of proposed fire pit and all proximities.
  5. 20 Feet from any building, combustible structure, residence, canopy, roof, property line, overhang or trees.
  6. 3 feet clearance from combustibles around device.
  7. The use of dry seasoned firewood only.
  8. Constantly attended by an adult while in use.
  9. Must follow Manufacturer's safety guidelines and instructions for the device.
  10. Devices should be sited on a flat, level surface that is non combustible


*The above are guidelines, final determination will be made by the Fire Inspector