Open Burning Regulations

Open Burning has been Discontinued for the Season.

IMPORTANT!!!   IF A FIRE STARTS TO BURN OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, PLEASE CALL 911.

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.
IMPORTANT!!!  IF A FIRE STARTS TO BURN OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, PLEASE CALL 911.