I once read that a county required firewood be neatly stacked and covered, but it was for aesthetic reasons, not to help ensure that the wood was dry. Likewise, my own town threatened to fine me because it thought a couple cords of unsplit firewood that had just been dropped in driveway was an eyesore. I was just about to split and stack it anyway, but it pissed me off and I was tempted to fight the fine in front of the city council. HOWEVER, I am not opposed to regulations that require wood to be stacked and covered in places where wood smoke is really bad. We all know that a third of the problem is not the stove, or how the operator uses the stove, but its unseasoned wood. Ithaca NY is debating measure like this right now, as they are apparently coming under a lot of resident pressure to reduce wood smoke in a small city with lots of suburban areas and very hilly topography. Anyone know of a town or county that already does this? I'd love to see how they worded it and whether they think it was worthwhile.