Burn Permits

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 Permits

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 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 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.


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.


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.


Recreational Fire Pits

Link to the Fire Pit Standards for recreational fire pits.

Link to Outdoor Burning Ordinance


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