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Front Beach Bonfire Permit Application

Applications for a Bonfire Permit may be submitted at the Ocean Springs Building Department Office Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed holidays). Rental fee may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Bonfire permits may be cancelled at any time by a representative of the City.

Requestor Contact Information


Designated Front Beach Bonfire Areas

Pit #12 -- Light Pole #12
Pit #20 -- E of Martin Ave near the Sands
Pit #42 -- Across from Fort Maurepas Staging Area/Lawn
Pit #48 -- Washington Ave & Front Beach Dr
Any request for a refund or reschedule due to bad weather must be made no later than 7 days from the original bonfire reservation date.

Bonfire Request Details


Bonfire Rules and Regulations ( Please read each statment & initial in the block

Wooden pallets, lumber with nails, and bottles ARE NOT PERMITTED on the beach. The material pile should be NO LARGER THAN four feet in diameter and four feet in height. Participants must have a bucket of water on site for fire extinguishment.

All fires must be extinguished with water (not covered with sand) by 10:00 p.m. The permit holder and a maximum of two vehicles will be allowed to remain at the location for clean-up purposes until 11:00 p.m. All other persons must leave by 10:00 p.m.

The $25.00 non-refundable permit fee covers only clean-up of the actual fire pit. Clean-up of the surrounding area is the permit holder's responsibility as the renter.

The permit holder is responsible to see that all persons attending the bonfire adhere to all City Ordinances and Beach Rules. Practice fire safety at all times.

Beach Rules are as follows: Littering is not permitted. No loud and/or offensive music or noise. No glass containers on the sand, road, or seawall; additionally, no metal containers on the sand. No parking from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. without a permit, No animals running at large on Front Beach (Animal Leash Law Section 5-1). No animal waste left behind (Animal Waste Removal-Section 5-14).


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564