Open Flame Devices

An operational permit is required to utilize or maintain an open flame device for display, entertainment, amusement, or non-food warming purposes. Any device used to produce an open flame must be used as intended by the manufacturer of that device. A fire watch may be required. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be strictly adhered to. Permits are granted by the Fire Prevention Division of the New Orleans Fire Department.

To apply for an open flame permit, please contact the New Orleans Fire Department at (504) 658- 4770.


  • Fees are determined by square footage and necessity of fire watch. Click herefor more fire watch information. Fire watch fees are to be determined by the Plan Examiner
  • Please refer to the fee schedule for other permit fees
  • In addition to the fire watch fee, there is a 10% (of the total cost of the fire watch) administrative fee payable to the city

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