District Ordinances

Cornbelt FPD Ordinances:

Ordinance 1996B: Adequate Access

Ordinance 2007C: Installation of Knox Boxes Required

Village of Mahomet Ordinances Applicable to Fire Protection:

Ordinance 1998-3-2: Regulation of Building and Lot Numbers

Ordinance 2009-5-2: Prohibition of Burning
                **This ordinance applies to residences inside the Village of Mahomet limits only. Residences outside of the Village limits are NOT subject to Village burning ordinances.


Ordinance 1996B: Requiring Property Owners to Provide Adequate Access for Service by the Fire District

WHEREAS, the Trustees of the CORNBELT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, have provided for equipment necessary to perform Fire Protection Service and other related Emergency Services for property owners within the Fire District; and

WHEREAS, the size and weight of the equipment requires appropriate means of access to the property in order for the Fire District to carry out its responsibilities; and,

WHEREAS, each property owner in the Fire District must assume the responsibility for providing adequate access to Fire District vehicles and equipment in order for the Fire District to carry out its responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on the requirements of this Ordinance, the responsibilities of the property owners, and the inability of the Fire District to carry out its responsibilities unless the property owners comply with the provisions of this Ordinancel


SECTION I: RESOLVED that each property owner within the service area of the CORNBELT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS, shall be responsible for providing adequate access for the Fire District vehicles and equipment. Adequate access shall mean providing an all-weather surface Driveway leading to the improvements on the property, said Driveway to be at least 20 feet wide and have a clearance of not less than 13 ft. 6 inches. The term “all-weather surface Driveway” shall include, but not be limited to, concrete, blacktop, oil and chip or gravel with adequate base.

SECTION II: If an individual property does not have adequate access, as that term is defined above, for Fire District vehicles and equipment, then the Fire District will be relieved of any responsibility to provide Fire Protection Service or any other Emergency service, to that property.

SECTION III: The Administrative Assistant of the Board of Trustees is hereby directed to publish this Ordinance as provided by law.

Revised and Approved March 2, 2005.



WHEREAS, the uniform fire code requires certain properties to be equipped with automatic alarm systems and/or sprinkler systems; and

WHEREAS, the aforesaid automatic systems may cause the fire companies of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District to be summoned at times when a structure or building is not occupied or when the occupant is not able to provide ingress for the Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, as it is desirable to prevent damage through the forceful entry to structures or buildings and to provide swift entry to structires or buildings by the Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, a municipality may by ordinance make its fire code more restrictive than the uniform code.


SECTION I: RESOLVED that all COMMERCIAL properties within the Cornbelt Fire Protection District shall be equipped with a Knox Box.

SECTION II: The Knox Box shall be a UL type and approved by the Chief of the CORNBELT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT. The Knox Box shall be installed in a location approved by the Chief of the CORNBELT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT.

SECTION III: The Knox Box shall contain the following:

  1. Keys to locked points of ingress whether in the interior or exterior of the building or structure.
  2. Keys to locked mechanical, equipment and electrical rooms.
  3. Keys to elevators and controls.
  4. Keys to other areas as directed by the Chief of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District.
  5. Keys to Alarm Panel.
  6. Drawing and instructions to silence and reset the alarm system.
  7. A list of emergency contact NAMES and PHONE numbers of persons to call if an emergency exists.

SECTION IV: All existing commercial buildings and structures shall comply within twelve months of the effective date of this ordinance. All newly constructed commercial buildings, not yet occupied, or buildings that are currently under construction, shall comply immediately.

SECTION V: Any building owner not in compliance within 30 days of notice by CORNBELT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, shall be subject to a fine of $500. Effective date of this ordinance shall be May 11, 2007.

SECTION VI: Repealer All ordinances or part of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION VII: Residential properties may have a Knox Box if needed.

SECTION VIII: Knox Boxes are provided by Mahomet Township at no cost to qualified residents with medical or special needs.




Bookmark§ 93.01  PURPOSE.

   The purpose of this subchapter is to prevent public and private nuisances caused by fire and smoke.

(Ord. 09-05-02, passed 5-26-2009)

Bookmark§ 93.02  DEFINITIONS.

   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

   BURN.  To set or maintain any fire or instance of combustion outdoors.

   FUEL.  Dry, seasoned wood logs, branches or charcoal briquettes, as well as starter fluids or materials designed and used solely for the purpose of starting a fire.

   LANDSCAPE WASTE.  Leaves, grass, plants, tree limbs, shrubbery cuttings and other materials accumulated as a result of the care of lawns, gardens, shrubbery, vines and trees.

   RECREATIONAL FIRE ENCLOSURE.  A pit on cleared earth enclosed on all sides by masonry, concrete, rock materials or metal not exceeding 16 square feet or a metal, masonry or ceramic container designed for those purposes not exceeding 16 square feet. Burn barrels of any sort are prohibited.

   RESPONSIBLE ADULT.  An individual 18 years or older who is not under the influence of drugs or alcohol or suffering from any other disability which would impair his or her ability to properly supervise a fire.

   SMOLDER.  To burn without flame resulting in dense smoke.

(Ord. 09-05-02, passed 5-26-2009)


   (A)   Except as provided in divisions (B), (H) and (I) below, it shall be unlawful to burn any papers, landscape waste organic refuse, garbage, construction materials or any other materials at any time in the village.

   (B)   The recreational burning of fuel for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes may be allowed where the fire is contained to a recreational fire enclosure on property for which the owner of the property has consented to the fire. Any exceptions to recreational burning, including bonfires exceeding the limitations of recreational fire enclosure, shall require a permit. A permit may be acquired through the following process: applicant submits a written request to the Village Administrator’s office at least three work days in advance of the event. The Village Administrator responds with a letter of approval or denial. This letter is forwarded to the Fire Chief of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District and the Police Department. This letter also must be kept by the applicant for presentation, if requested.

   (C)   It shall be unlawful to burn within 20 feet of any tree, fence, deck, building or structure. A recreational fire enclosure may be used on a deck or patio when it can be safely so used and is used in compliance with manufacturer’s instruction.

   (D)   It shall be unlawful to burn on any public right-of-way, public street, road, alley, sidewalk or other public property, except for designated areas set aside for that purpose by the village.

   (E)   It shall be unlawful to permit any fire to smolder.

   (F)   It shall be unlawful to set or maintain any fire without the supervision of a responsible adult at all times and without proper extinguishing materials available.

   (G)   No fire shall contain any materials otherwise prohibited by the State Environmental Protection Act of the State Pollution Control Board Rules and Regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, wastes creating hazard or explosion, tires, rubber, petroleum-based materials, rubbish, garbage or materials containing asbestos. The State Environmental Protection Act also authorizes the State Environmental Protection Agency to impose conditions on permits that it may issue such as open burning permits for firefighter training/fire extinguisher training; prairie and ecological landscape burns; commercial/trade waste and open burning; and disaster debris and open burning.

   (H)   Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent burning by any governmental entity when officially permitted by an appropriate state or federal agency to do so.

   (I)   Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent burning of landscape waste on the premises upon which the landscape waste was generated, by any person maintaining a “farm” as defined within the village zoning ordinance and properties maintained as a forest preserve by the County Forest Preserve District.

(Ord. 09-05-02, passed 5-26-2009)


   For the minimum fine, see § 35.01


   (A)   It shall be the duty of the Village Administrator or his or her designee or the Police Chief or his or her designee, to administer and enforce the regulations contained herein.

   (B)   The Fire Chief of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District, or his or her designee, and the Police Chief or his or her designee is permitted to prohibit any or all outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make the fire hazardous.

(Ord. 09-05-02, passed 5-26-2009)

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