City of Ocean Springs

    Front Beach Bonfire Permit Application

    Applications for a Bonfire Permit may be submitted at the Ocean Springs City Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 #42 -- Across from Fort Maurepas Staging Area/Lawn
    -- Pit #48 -- Near corner of Washington Ave & Front Beach Dr
    -- Pit #59 -- In the vicinity of Gulf Oaks Tennis Court

    Bonfire Request Details

    Initials 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).