No. On March 2, 1992, the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Fire Safety, adopted regulations limiting the use of propane barbecue grills in multi-family buildings.
The specific code section reads as follows:
N.J.A.C. 5:18-3.3(h) 3: Propane cooking equipment such as barbecue grills shall not be stored or used on any porch, balcony or any other portion of a building within any room or space of a building, within five feet of any combustible exterior wall, or within five feet vertically or horizontally of an opening in any wall.
While these grills may be very convenient for the residents, they present a serious fire, explosion and life safety problem for residents and firefighters alike.