We make a daily decision about agricultural burning to help reduce the health effects from smoke. To make the daily burn decision, we look at current and future air quality conditions. Based on that information, we announce whether burning is allowed in your county and zone for that day.
Call 1-800-406-5322 to check the daily burn decision.
Before you burn
Try alternatives to agricultural burning:
- Vary crops
- Reduce weeds
- Use other practices that remove or reduce the need to burn
If burning is still your best choice, get a permit under "Permit applications" below.
After you receive your agricultural burn permit:
- Check the daily burn decision:
- Know what burn zone your field is in. It's listed on your permit.
- Contact your local fire department to make sure there's no local burn ban.
- Know the conditions of your permit and follow them.
After you burn
- Make sure the fire is completely out.
- Submit your post-burn report (“blue card”).
Burn Team - Eastern Regional Office (Spokane)
for Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties
Burn Team - Central Regional Office (Union Gap)
for Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan counties