We issue burn permits for agriculture, outdoor, and residential burning to safeguard healthy air for Washington. The type and location of burning you are planning will determine if you need a permit. Check for a burn ban before you begin burning.
Eastern Washington wheat field.
Obtain agricultural burn permits and learn about agricultural burning requirements at Agricultural burning & permitting.
Use this application if you want to burn a structure for a fire training exercise.
This application is for burning trees, stumps, shrubs, or other natural vegetation from land clearing projects. Burning the debris from land clearing is not allowed in some areas, such as urban growth areas. Examples of land clearing include:
Burning household yard waste (such as leaves, grass, brush, and other yard trimmings) is illegal in all urban growth areas. For more information, contact the local clean air agency for your county. Find out what you can do instead of burning.
Pertains to burning forest land, which is regulated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Use this application if your burning request does not qualify as either agricultural burning or land clearing. Even some residential burning can require a special permit.
Contact one of our regional offices or your local clean air agency if you have questions about what permit application you need or to find out if burning is allowed in your area.
Eastern Regional Office
Central Regional Office