Agricultural burning can be an important part of your business, and we want to help you do it safely and legally. We issue burn permits to agricultural operations. Be sure that burning is the best method for your land and consider alternatives to burning.
Daily agricultural burn decision
To help reduce smoke-related environmental and health concerns, we make daily decisions for agricultural burn permit holders. Our daily burn decisions include current and forecasted air quality conditions, and let you know if burning is allowed in your county and zone that day.
Before you burn
Consider alternatives to agricultural burning such as varying cropping, weed reduction strategies, and other practices that eliminate or reduce the need to burn.
If burning is still your best method, obtain a permit under "Permit applications" below.
Once you have received your agricultural burn permit, follow these instructions before burning:
- Check our daily burn decision by calling 1-800-406-5322, or subscribe to the email list for Central Washington or Eastern Washington to receive daily burn decisions by email.
- Know what burn zone you are in. If you're in a burn zone, it's indicated on your permit.
- Contact your local fire department to make sure there are no local burn bans in effect.
- Know the conditions of your permit and follow them.
- Make sure the fire is completely out.
- Submit your post-burn report (“blue card”).