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.
Burning permit applications will be available for the 2017-2018 burn season beginning Sept. 15, 2017.
If you will be burning in:
|Location||Permit Fee||Inspection Required|
Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Ridge, Red Bank, Ridgeside
|Lakesite, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Soddy Daisy, Walden, Unincorporated Hamilton County||$5||Dependent on application|
Permits will not be issued until any required inspections are performed. We accept cash, check, or money order.
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. There is a $400.00 fee and a permit must be issued before burning is allowed.