Burn Permits

On April 9, 2021 the Department of Natural Resources issued a Fire Hazard Warning. 

Click here to read the notice

See the weather forecast for this week:


CATHLAMET WEATHER

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Prohibited Materials : Know Before You Burn!

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If I witness someone burning Prohibited Materials who do I report it to?

Contact the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's office at: 370-795-3242

And

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

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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.

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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 Permits

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.

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Online Permit Application Forms

Small Burn Permit

Large Burn Permit


Contact the Wahkiakum County Building & Planning Department with questions regarding burn permits: 360-795-3067