Burn Permit - Land Clearing
What is the Purpose of this Permit?
If you are located in Benton, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, or Yakima county, please go to Local Clean Air Agencies to find the local clean air agency for your county. Contact them for information on land clearing burning in your area.
Who issues this Permit?
Department of Ecology
What Activities Require this Permit?
Burning land clearing debris.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'Land Clearing Burn Permit', is online and can be downloaded at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/ecy020124.html.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
You will need to include a map of the acreage you are proposing to burn with the outline clearly marked. The map must include section lines and roads and should include Township and Range coordinates as well. Maps without section lines will not be accepted. Hand drawn maps are acceptable if they meet the above requirements (The NRCS farm plan aerial photo maps, FSA aerial photos, or USGS 7.5 minutes maps are good for this purpose.)
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
When you receive your burn permit, you must call 1-800-406-5322 prior to burning to make sure that burning is allowed for that day in your county or zone. You must notify your local fire protection authority prior to igniting any fire. Follow all permit conditions.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?WAC 173-425-060 has outdoor burning permit program requirements, but no timeliness requirement. The permit application states: "Please provide all the information requested. Incomplete applications will be returned. Ecology will act on a complete application in approximately one week and will send you either a permit or an explanation of why the application was denied."
Where do I Submit my Application?
All applications are reviewed by the issuing office.
Schematic:View the schematic .
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Variable. One year or less.
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
Permits can be appealed directly to the issuing office.
Notes / Comments:Not applicable.
Air Quality Program
300 Desmond Drive
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Telephone: (360) 407-6800
Fax: (360) 407-7534
* Permit information last updated 2/1/2013.
Department of Ecology Environmental Permitting Project Questionnaire © ORA