Outdoor Burning

OUTDOOR BURNING
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN OUTDOOR BURNING PERMIT?
Outdoor burning permits can be obtained by your local fire district. Please make sure to contact them before you burn. Use the links on this page under the FIRE DISTRICTS list to access information specific to your fire district.
WHO REGULATES OUTDOOR BURNING IN PIERCE COUNTY?
Outdoor burning is regulated by Pierce County in partnership with the local fire districts, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and DNR.
BURN BAN STATUS

There are two types of burn bans in Pierce County; Fire Safety Burn Ban and Air Quality Burn Ban. Please see the descriptions below.

Current Fire Safety Burn Ban Status:

NO BURN BAN

FIRE SAFETY - NO BURN BAN

FIRE SAFETY BURN BANS

Fire safety burn bans in unincorporated Pierce County are declared by the Fire Marshal during long periods of dry weather, normally during July through October. Notice of a burn ban is always given to the news media for broadcast. 

Current Air Quality Burn Ban Status:

NO BURN BAN

AIR QUALITY - NO BURN BAN

AIR QUALITY BURN BANS

Air quality burn bans are issued and enforced by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and are typically issued during colder months, when weather inversions and calm winds are more common. Please contact PSCAA with any questions at 1-800-552-3565 or www.pscleanair.org. To sign up for alerts from PSCAA, click here.
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