Residential Burning

ALWAYS CALL 1-800-323-BURN BEFORE YOU BURN FOR CURRENT BURN BAN INFORMATION.

 Wahkiakum (360) 795-3301

No permit is required for piles smaller than 4x4x3 feet.

Free written burn permits are required for all residential burning of piles larger than 4x4x3 feet.

Permits might be available through your local fire department or town hall. If not, contact Wahkiakum Public Works Department at (360) 795-3301.

 Lewis  SWCAA*
1-800-633-0709

No permit is required for piles smaller than 4x4x3 feet.

Burning is allowed only during daylight hours and in nonurban areas of Lewis County . Call Lewis County Community Development at (360) 740-1133 for burn restrictions. For a free permit from Lewis County, click here.

Check with the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 1-800-633-0709 to verify if you are in an area where burning is allowed.

 Cowlitz SWCAA*
1-800-633-0709

No permit is required for burn piles smaller than 4x4x3 feet. Outside the Longview / Kelso No-Burn Area and the Urban Growth Areas of Castle Rock and Woodland, a free written permit is required for piles between 4x4x3 and 10x10x6 feet. These are available from your local fire department or town hall. You may also obtain one in the mail by calling the Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) at 1-800-633-0709 or visit www.swcleanair.org to download the permit.

All burns must comply with local ordinances and seasonal restrictions. Call your local fire department or town hall for specific requirements.

 Clark  (360) 397-2186

Outside of the No-Burn Zones, a free written permit is required for piles smaller than 10x10x6 feet. Permits usually are available from local fire departments. If not, call the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 397-2186 for permit locations.

For residential burning of piles greater than 10x10x6 feet a land clearing permit will be required. See Land Clearing Burning.

 Skamania  SWCAA
1-800-633-0709

All residential burning of piles smaller than 10x10x5 feet requires a free small fire permit.

Burning of piles between 4x4x3 and 10x10x5 feet is allowed only between October 16 and June 30. Piles of natural vegetation smaller than 4x4x3 feet may be burned year round, except during seasonal burn bans.

Permits usually can be obtained from your local fire department or town hall. They also may be obtained from Skamania County Public Works at (509) 427-9448. For piles larger than 10x10x5 feet, see land clearing requirements.