Burn Permits

  1. Wahkiakum County Burn Ban

    A burn ban is in effect in Wahkiakum County on July 15, 2018 until further notice. All outdoor burning is banned with the exception of recreational fires. Additional Information
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Annual Burn Permits - Large & Small

Can I Burn Today?

The toll free burning information line can be accessed by calling 800-633-0709 or by visiting the Southwest Clean Air Agency website.

Burning must be restricted to natural vegetation grown on the property where burning occurs. All other material is prohibited, except what paper is necessary to start the fire. (WAC 173-425-040)

Residential Burning Permit  

Piles under 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a small fire permit. This Permit can be filled out online or it can be picked up at a local fire department or town hall. If your area does not provide these permits you can obtain one from the Building Department, third floor of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. There is currently no fee for the permit.

Land Clearing Burning

For piles larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a large fire permit. These permits can be obtained in person from the Building & Planning Department, third floor of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. There is currently no fee for the permit.

Burn Barrel Use Prohibited

The use of a burn barrel was banned in the State of Washington effective April 13, 2000. Burning garbage has been illegal in the State of Washington since 1967.

Online Forms

Small Burn Permit

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