Burning Permit FAQ
You need to obtain an open burning permit when:
- You want to start an outdoor fire other than those in approved fire rings or circles.
- You have a fire in an approved burner between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
You may burn vegetative material, such as grass, leaves, brush, and untreated lumber.
State Law dictates that you may not burn:
- hazardous wastes
- industrial solid waste
- demolition debris of commercial or institutional structures (farm buildings are not considered commercial structures)
- salvage operations
- motor vehicles
- chemically treated materials
- other materials which produce excessive or noxious smoke, such as tires, railroad ties, chemically treated lumber, composite board, drywall, wiring, paint, or paint filters
- garbage, defined as discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.