Guidelines for Commercial Burn Permits

  • Burning shall not be started prior to 0700.
  • Burning after dark is expressly prohibited.
  • Permits are not transferable.
  • Must call each day during permit period prior to ignition.
  • Permit shall be revoked if provisions are not met.
  • The burning of tires, toxic materials, noxious matter, roofing materials, leaves, pine straw, treated lumber, plastics, petroleum based products, or any other materials considered hazardous shall not be allowed.
  • Burns shall not be conducted under electrical service or any type of overhead service.
  • Burn piles shall be limited to a manageable size (20 feet by 20 feet maximum height of 12 feet)
  • Burn piles less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height are allowable not less than 50 feet from any structure.
  • Only one pile may be burned at a time (feed piles are allowed)
  • Means to control the fire shall be maintained on-site at all times.
  • The fire shall be attended constantly by a competent person until the fire is extinguished (put out, quenched or smothered).
  • Provisions shall be made to prevent fire spread
  • Fires must be a minimum of 50 feet from any public roadway.
  • Burn pile must not be closer than 250 feet to adjacent property structures. And must be a minimum of 200 feet from structures on the burn site.
  • Fire in approved containers shall be a minimum of 50 feet from any structure
  • The permit shall become void and all burning shall cease when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
  • Fires must be extinguished if any complaints are received from residents or business within the area or vicinity of the burn.
  • In the event of damage to property of others the permit holder accepts full responsibility and liability for all charges resulting from the burn. (Smoke, fire, ash or particulate matter).
  • A copy of the burn permit must be maintained at the burn location.


To have one of our inspectors come out and look at your site, call 334-705-5300.