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 whether 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.