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Yes, the City of Danville burning regulations allow the burning of leaves, branches, yard and garden trimmings without a permit. However, the burning must take place on private property and must not be less than 300 feet from any occupied building unless the occupants have given written permission. The fire must be attended at all times and there must be immediate access to some form of fire extinguishments/control. A minimum distance of 50 feet from any structure is to be maintained at all times. Between the period of February 15th and April 30th the City of Danville Open Burning Regulations prohibit burning before 4 pm if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material. Burning for the disposal of land clearing material requires a permit that can be obtained from the Fire Marshal's office by calling (434) 799-5226, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Note: The individual or business that is burning is responsible for any damage and/or cleanup that may result from the fire. Complaints of smoke or ash may result in immediate extinguishment of the fire. Please use our online Permit Portal to apply for a permit.
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Reports are also available by written request. There currently is no fee, but a self-addressed stamped envelope is required.
Yes, the "Get Alarmed, Danville" program is designed to install smoke alarms free of charge to any City resident that is physically or financially unable to do so for themselves. You can sign up for this life-saving program by calling (434) 799-5226, and leave your name, address, and telephone number. You can also send a request via email to FireMarshalsOffice@danvilleva.gov with your name, address, and a telephone number where you can be reached. A Fire Department member will contact you to make an appointment to install the alarm.