Outdoor burning

There are two types of outdoor burning that may require a smoke permit:
  • Open burns are small burns typical for wood piles, vegetation and yard waste.
  • Prescribed fires are large burns for forest or range management. 
  • Find out if you need a permit, obtain a permit, and see current burn bans and other general information.
  • Open burns contain fewer than 50 piles, and each pile is small enough that it will be out cold at sunset.
  • Some burns don't require a permit, such as those for agriculture, cooking, recreation, and some training and private property household burns.
  • Get a permit for burns for forest or range management, either broadcast burns or larger pile burns.
  • Find out about the smoke management permitting process.