Requirements for Gas Grills in Multi-Family – Apartments
Requirements for the Use and Storage of Grills and LP Cylinders in
Apartments or Condominiums
Cooking on Balconies
The Florida Fire Prevention Code prohibits any cooking:
- On a balcony
- Under any overhanging portion of a building
- Within 10 feet (3m) of any structure
- Except as below
Storage of LP Gas Cylinders
LP gas cylinders cannot be stored inside any residential units.
The specific code sections are as follows:
NFPA 1 Section 10.10.6.1 For other than one – and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, gas-fire grill, charcoal grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose, shall be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 feet (3m) of any structure.
EXCEPTION NFPA 10.10.6.1.1 Listed electric portable, tabletop grills, not to exceed 200 square inches of cooking surface, or other similar apparatus shall be permitted.
NFPA 1 Section 10.10.6.2 For other than one and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, grill, or other similar device used for cooking shall be stored on the balcony.