Burning Information

 

  • Residential “backyard” Outdoor Burning is limited to approved burn days and hours during the spring (March 1 to June 15) and fall (October 1 to December 15).  This allows for limited outdoor burning of yard debris, leaves and tree trimmings in accordance with DEQ rules. We follow DEQ requirements and listed burn times on their website so it is important to check their website and look for the BACKYARD burning burn times at the bottom of the page.  DEQ updates their page daily.

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF TODAY IS A BURN DAY

  • Agricultural Debris Burning- In order to be considered agricultural burning, the fire must be conducted to remove the debris from a for profit agricultural operation.  Just because you live in a rural area, doesn't automatically allow you to burn during agricultural burn season.  This type of burning is allowed outside of high fire danger times, but typically January 1 to June 15, and October 1 to December 31 (these dates are subject to change based on fire danger conditions).  We follow DEQ requirements and listed burn times on their website so it is important to check their website and look for the AGRICULTURAL burning burn times at the bottom of the page.  DEQ updates their page daily.

  • Small warming, cooking or recreation fires are allowed.  These must always remain small and be attended  and put completely out when done.  Only clean dry wood or charcoal is allowed to burn in these types of fires, no garbage or household waste may be burned at any time.
  • When Banks Fire District declares a High Fire Danger Burn Ban, it will supersede these rules.