Burning Permits

Burning is allowed in Hamilton County from October 1 to April 30 of each year with a valid permit.  These permits are issued to those individuals or businesses that are planning to burn a total amount of allowed material equivalent to two acres or less in a burn season.  Allowed material is vegetation and clean, raw, untreated, non-manufactured wood.

If you will be burning in:    

**NOTE: Burning permit applications will not be available until September 17, 2018.**

Location Permit Fee Inspection Required
If you live within the city limits of:
East Ridge 
Red Bank 

$60 Yes

If you live in:
Unincorporated Hamilton County
Lookout Mountain
Signal Mountain
Soddy Daisy

$10 Dependent
on application
If you are unsure which application you need, please call us at
(423) 643-5970 for verification. 

Permits will not be issued until any required inspections are performed.  We accept cash, check, or money order.  We do not accept credit/debit cards.

Applications can be submitted to our office by mail or in person:
Air Pollution Control Bureau
6125 Preservation Drive, STE 140
Chattanooga, TN 37416-3740

The seasonal burning ban is in effect from May 1 - September 30 of each year. No burning is allowed between these dates. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Air Pollution Control Bureau at (423) 643-5970.

Controlled Burning Permits
Controlled Burning Permits are issued to those individuals or businesses planning to burn more than two acres of material.  
Please call (423) 643-5970 for permit price.  A permit must be issued before burning is allowed.