To protect your home from potential wildfires and ease your spring and fall yard cleanup, we issue no-cost permits for residential burning.
Permits are available in spring and fall; issue dates vary based on weather and fire conditions. Typically, the spring burn period runs from late March until the first week in June, and the fall burn period extends from October until the first week in December. Permits are required for any open burning in the District.
- Burning must start no earlier than 1 hour after sunrise and end no later than 2 hours before sunset, when the fire must be “dead out.”
- Burning is allowed Monday – Saturday, but not on Sundays.
- Weather conditions will dictate if open burning will be allowed on a day-by-day basis.
- Open burning is prohibited whenever winds exceed 10 miles per hour.
- Permit holders must phone SFD prior to starting a burn to learn about cancellations for that day due to weather.
- You may not burn construction materials, plastic, brush larger than 4 inches in diameter, paper, cardboard, rubbish, or garbage.
To protect your home from potential wildfires…
Reduce flammable vegetation, trees, and brush around your home.
- Remove dead trees and prune low-hanging branches.
- Cut grass and weeds regularly.
- Relocate woodpiles and leftover building materials away from structures.
- Keep your roof and yard clean of pine needles, leaves, and debris.
For more information on what you can do to protect your home from potential wildfires or to schedule a free Firewise assessment of your property, contact the fire district at 282-6800.