Silvicultural Burning and Burning on Unimproved Property

ALWAYS CALL 1-800-323-BURN BEFORE YOU BURN FOR CURRENT BURN BAN INFORMATION.
JURISDICTION OF THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 No permit is required if the burn meets ALL of the following criteria:

At least one person age 16 or older who is capable of putting out the fire and has a method of calling 9-1-1 must be in attendance at all times.

Only one pile is burning at a time.

Winds are calm or light and do not exceed 7 to 10 miles per hour.

A fire break is clear and is free of flammable material. Rule of thumb is 1.5 times the height of the pile.

Between July 1 and October 15, the pile is less than 4 feet across OR between October 16 and June 30, the pile is less than 10 feet across.

 A permit is required when any one of the Conditions listed cannot be met.

The permit fee is based on the estimated fuel. At time of printing, the permit fee for piles up to 100 tons is $25.50. See DNR's website for a complete fee schedule. Call DNR's Pacific Cascade Regional Office at (360) 577-2025 to acquire a burn permit. Allow up to one week for the permit.

Click here for additional information on Silvicultural Outdoor Burning from Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

What Is Unimproved Land?

Lands that are not irrigated, mowed, or otherwise maintained including pastures, brush lands, scrub forests and forest.

 Keep your fire safe and legal

DNR investigates and pursues recovery of all reasonable expenses for wildfires started through negligence on DNR protected lands. Follow your permit to stay safe and legal.