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Boston Living: Rooftop Grilling Laws

Boston Rooftop Grilling Rules#BostonCondos #BostonLivingIf you're aBoston resident with a rooftop deck, balcony or patio, you know the joy of dining or cooking outdoors in summer months. Every year around this time I like to post the laws for grilling in theCity of Boston, so you'll know how tokeep yourself and others safe.If you plan to cook on your Boston deck or patio, you should become familiar with the City of Bostons fire safety rulesforthe safety of you and your neighbors, as well as to protect yourselffrom legal and financial liability.Here's a simplified listof the rules.Plumbed gas grills:Permitted on the exterior of any building level, but the gas line must be installed by a licensed plumber who has procured the required permits.Electric grills:Permitted on the exterior of any building level, butthe electrical line has to be installed by a licensed electrician, and has to have a permit and be up to code.Charcoal grills:NOT permitted at all, on or within a building structure, or on a roof or rear deck. Regulations do not specify whether they are permitted on an outside patio, but the regulations highly discourage them. Remember: you may be legally and financially liable for any damage or injury you cause from flying sparks, fumes, etc.Liquid propane (LP) grills: Permitted by the City of Boston except:

  • are not permitted inside the building.
  • are not permitted on balconies above the first floor of any building or structure used for habitation.
  • are not permitted on balconies or decks on any level that are covered or enclosed. This includes a first floor deck with a deck above it.

Here arethe regulations in full.See Boston real estate and neighborhoods.If youd like to find a beautiful new home in Boston with adeck upon which to grill (legally, of course), call me at 617-584-9790. Or you can email me viathe button below. Boston real estate 

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