Open Burning Regulations

Open Burning Season for 2021

Burning Season Starts January 15, 2021 until May 1, 2021

To apply for a permit, please go to PERMITS listed in the column to the right.

Important!!! If a Fire Starts to Burn Out of Your Control, Call 9-1-1.

Please review these regulations:

Burning (with a permit), between January 15th and May 1st, of the following materials is ALLOWED:

  • Brush, cane, driftwood and forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing operations under the following conditions:
  • Burning must be at least 75 feet from all dwellings.
  • Burning must be carried out between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • No fires shall be started after 12 Noon.
  • All fires must be extingiushed by 4:00 p.m.
  • Burning must take place on land closest to the source being burned.
  • Materials normally associated with the pursuit of agriculture, such as fruit tree trimmings, dead raspberry stalks, blueberry patches for pruning purposes, infected beehives for disease control.
  • Tree and brush resulting from agricultural land clearing.
  • Fungus-infected elmwood if no other acceptable means of disposal is available. (Disease free brush is not an acceptable starting aid.)

A Functional Garden Hose or Water Extinguisher is Required Around All Open Fires.

Burning of the following materials is PROHIBITED statewide:

  • Brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or institutional land clearing operations.
  • Grass, hay, leaves, stumps or tires.
  • Burning at landfills for refuse disposal facilities other than approved sights.
  • Stacking, placing or storing combustible material such that the department may presume that it will be burned.