Outdoor grilling

Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about outdoor grilling. Call the Minnetonka Fire Department at 952.939.8598 if you have further questions.

Can I have a grill on my balcony in my apartment building?

An outdoor grill.The Minnesota State Fire code and the Minnetonka Fire Prevention code prohibit the use and storage of charcoal and charcoal barbecue grills on apartment and condominium balconies and within 15 feet of any ground floor unit. This regulation applies to all buildings containing three or more dwelling units.

Gas or electric grills may be used if they are permanently mounted and maintain an 18-inch clearance to combustible material.

Apartment owners or condominium associations may impose regulations more restrictive than those above.

Violation of the Fire Prevention Code is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $700 and/or 90 days in jail.