How Close Can a Propane Tank Be to a House?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 3:55:28 PM ET

In general, most propane tanks must be 10 feet away from homes and buildings. The tank size and the location of surrounding structures, such as playgrounds, parking lots, railroad tracks or other flammable materials, is also considered when placing a propane tank. Ultimately, the propane supplier determines the correct location.