Outdoor Burning

Outdoor Burning Regulations

HOW DO I OBTAIN AN OUTDOOR BURNING PERMIT?

Outdoor burning permits can be obtained by your local fire district. Please make sure to contact them before you burn. Use the links at the bottom of this page under the FIRE DISTRICTS list to access information specific to your fire district.


WHO REGULATES OUTDOOR BURNING?

Outdoor burning is regulated by Pierce County in partnership with the local fire districts, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and DNR 







Burn Ban Status

There are two types of burn bans in Pierce County; Fire Safety Burn Ban and Air Quality Burn Ban. Please see the descriptions below.

Current Fire Safety Burn Ban Status:

No Burn Ban

Fire safety burn bans in unincorporated Pierce County are declared by the Fire Marshal during long periods of dry weather, normally during July through October. Notice of a burn ban is always given to the news media for broadcast.

Current Air Quality Burn Ban Status:

No Burn Ban

Air quality burn bans are issued and enforced by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and are typically issued during colder months when the weather inversions and calm winds are more common. Please contact PSCAA with any questions at 1-800-552-3565 or www.pscleanair.org


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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Burn Ban Areas

To find out which Air Quality Burn Ban Area you are in, please visit www.pscleanair.org.

Fire Districts
 FIRE DISTRICT  CITIES/TOWNS
 #3 WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 564-1623
LAKEWOOD
STEILACOOM
UNIVERSITY PLACE
 #5 GIG HARBOR FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 851-3111
GIG HARBOR
 #6 CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 538-6400
ELK PLAIN
FREDERICKSON
MIDLAND
PARKLAND
PUYALLUP
SOUTH HILL
SPANAWAY
SUMMIT
SUMMIT VIEW
#10 TACOMA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 591-5737
FIFE
TACOMA
#13 BROWNS POINT/DASH POINT FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 952-4776
 
#14 RIVERSIDE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 922-5644
 
 #16 KEY PENINSULA FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-2222
 
#17 SOUTH PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 847-4333
EATONVILLE
ROY
#18 ORTING VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 893-2221
ORTING
#21 GRAHAM FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 847-8811
GRAHAM
#22 EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 863-1800
BONNEY LAKE
EDGEWOOD
MILTON
SOUTH PRAIRIE
SUMNER
#23 PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 569-2752
ASHFORD
ELBE
#25 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2634
 
#26 GREENWATER FIRE & RESCUE
(360) 663-2522
 
#27 ANDERSON ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE
(253) 884-4040
ANDERSON ISLAND
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