Outdoor Burning

With spring or fall, many homeowners start seasonal cleaning and preparation of their gardens and backyards. Along with the cleaning comes the decision of what to do with yard waste and trimmings. Hopefully, this will add some insight to what type of burning can now be conducted in rural Pierce County. Increased regulations pertaining to outdoor burning has been adopted by county, state and federal agencies. Most of the current permit and policies of local fire districts follow closely to rules adopted by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (P.S.C.A.A.). The current status of outdoor burning is as follows:

Burn Permit Application Form

Burn Ban is now in effect. Burn permit applications have been temporarily suspended and will reopen in the fall. For more information, please read this announcement: https://spfr.org/burn-ban-is-now-in-effect/