About Burning

Burning is allowed in Hamilton County from October 1 to April 30 of each year with a valid permit.  Burn permits are issued to individuals or businesses that are planning to burn less than two acres in a burn season.  Burning is limited to clean, raw, untreated, non-manufactured wood or natural vegetation.

Recreational Fires

Fire pits, campfires, warming fires, and ceremonial fires do not require a burn permit. Recreational fires are limited to:

1. Three feet wide by two feet high (3′ x 2′)

2. Burning clean, untreated wood or charcoal.

All recreational fires must be attended at all times and should be completely extinguished after use. 

If you have any questions about recreational fires and their effects on air quality, please call 423.643.5970.