Prohibited Materials : Know Before You Burn!
If I witness someone burning Prohibited Materials who do I report it to?
Contact the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's office at: 370-795-3242
Contact Southwest Clean Air Agency at:
360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709
Link to the Southwest Clean Air Agency submit a Complaint Form
Link to Southwest Clean Air Agency Wahkiakum Information Page
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.
Link to the entire Outdoor Burning Ordinance
Can I Burn Today?
Prior to burning you must call the Wahkiakum County Sherriff's office (360-795-3242) and give them your address for their daily list of burn site locations.
Residential (Small) Burning Permits
Piles under 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a small fire permit.
This permit can be filled out online or at local fire departments 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 (Large) Burning
Piles larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a large fire permit.
This permit can be filled out online or at the Building & Planning Department, third floor of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. There is currently no fee for the permit.
Slash Burning Permits
Slash burning is handled by the Department of Natural Resources, not by Wahkiakum County.
This link provides more information from the Department of Natural Resources.
Recreational Fire Pits
Link to the Fire Pit Standards for recreational fire pits.
Online Permit Application Forms
Contact the Wahkiakum County Building & Planning Department with questions regarding burn permits: 360-795-3067