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Burning Permits and Reports

Burning Permits
Obtain a burn permit electronically. Click HERE to obtain a burning permit.

The EPA enacted "Burn Ban" for Douglas County begins May 1st and continues until September 30th each year.
From October 1st to April 31st, residents wishing to burn vegetative debris may obtain a free burn permit by clicking the link above. Burn permits will only be issued the day burning is to begin, and if the winds are under 10 miles per hour.

Residents can dial 770-949-1212 after 8 a.m. to determine if burning permits are being given each day. In addition to obtaining a burning permit, residents must follow all burning guidelines. Guidelines can be found by clicking on the Burning Permit Guidelines link located on the right, under Downloadable Documents.

Recreational Burns meeting the below guidelines DO NOT require a burning permit and are permitted throughout the year.

"Recreational burning" means the burning of materials other than rubbish where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill or barbecue pit and with a total fuel area of three (3) feet or less in diameter and two (2) feet (610 mm) or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or similar purposes. For recreation purposes or cooking food for immediate human consumption.

Recreational burning shall not exceed an area of three (3) feet in diameter without the prior approval of the fire department. Recreational burning approved by the fire department in excess of three (3) feet in diameter shall require a burning permit issued by the fire department.

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