Smoke Control Area

The whole of the Authority area is a smoke control area covered by a single smoke control order.
This means that only authorised fuels and/or exempt appliances can be used within the City boundary.

Hull is a Smoke Control Area

It is illegal to emit smoke from a chimney of a building unless you use -

  • a government approved appliance together with the manufacturers permitted fuel or
  • smokeless fuel

Visit Defra for a list of approved appliances 

Visit Defra for a list of approved smokeless fuels


There are a few exemptions within the Smoke Control area.

Please contact us on 01482 300 300 or email us at for further information.

Reporting smoke nuisance

Visit our smoke nuisance page to submit a report