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 required for any open burning in the District.  While permits are available starting January 2, residents can only burn during burning seasons.  The spring burn season runs from March 1 to May 31 and the fall burn season is from September 1 to November 30.

Burn Permit

Permit Conditions

  • Burning is allowed 7 days a week during established burn seasons.
  • Burning shall start no earlier than 7:00 am and the fire must be completely extinguished no later than 3:00pm.
  • Weather and air quality 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, at the (928) 649-1397, prior to starting any burning to learn about any possible cancellations or additional restrictions on burning for that day.
  • You may not burn construction materials, plastic, brush larger than 4 inches in diameter, paper, cardboard, rubbish or garbage.
  • Reference your burn permit for complete burn permit requirements.

Live fire performances and special events involving a fire, such as bonfires or ceremonial or sweat lodges require a Special Burn Permit and additional review. Contact CRM at (928) 282-6800 or email for additional requirements. Please keep in mind that the additional review needed for commercial burn permits can take several days to complete and you will need to plan accordingly.

Fire Restrictions

From time to time, SFD will implement fire restrictions in cooperation with Coconino and Yavapai Counties, Coconino and Prescott National Forests, and other local fire agencies.  These restrictions will, for the duration of the restrictions, suspend any burning privileges granted by a burn permit.

If it is found that an individual is not abiding by the rules and regulations governing an issued burn permit SFD may, at their discretion, cancel an individual’s burn permit, and therefore the individual’s permission to have an open fire.