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:
|Location||Permit Fee||Inspection Required|
|Within the city limits of:
|If the burn site is in:
Unincorporated Hamilton County
If you are unsure which application you need, please call us at
*If you are filling out the application online, you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
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. These permits have a $500 fee and the permit must be issued before burning is allowed.