Burn Permit - Silvicultural
What is the Purpose of this Permit?
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulates outdoor burning on all state and private lands that it protects from fire. DNR also helps protect air quality through its smoke management plan. A written burning permit is required year round on land protected by DNR with the exception of "rule burns" (small pile burns that meet specific criteria as defined in WAC 332-24-211).
Who issues this Permit?
Department of Natural Resources
What Activities Require this Permit?
A permit is required when you plan to burn piled forest material.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
Fees start at $105.50 for less than one hundred tons of consumable debris. For burns one hundred tons and greater of consumable debris, see the burn fee schedule: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/rp_burn_feesched.pdf.
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application is online and can be downloaded at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/FireBurningRegulations/Pages/rp_burn_silvicultural_burning.aspx.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
DNR will evaluate your application and may contact you to clarify application responses, obtain additional information, and/or to schedule a site visit. Upon approval of the application, DNR will mail a permit to you for signature or you can schedule an office visit to obtain your permit.
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
Burn permits are site specific to the proposed burn area and are conditioned to address fire danger, potential of escape, potential smoke impacts, etc.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?There is no established timeline for a silvicultural burn permit application review.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Submit your application to your nearest DNR Regional Office: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ContactDNR/RegionalDirectory/Pages/Home.aspx.
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Your permit will be valid for one year from its validation date for less than or equal to 100 tons. Your permit will be valid for two years from its validation date for more than 100 tons.
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
There is no formal process for issuance or denial of silvicultural burn permits by DNR. As per RCW 76.04.205(4), DNR can refuse, revoke, or postpone an application.
Notes / Comments:Call 1-800-323-BURN or visit http://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/firedanger/BurnRisk.aspx for information regarding current burn bans in your area.
Resource Protection Division
1111 Washington Street SE
PO Box 47037
Olympia, WA 98504-7037
Telephone: (360) 902-1300
* Permit information last updated 4/24/2013.
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