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Burn Permit Rules
Currently there is a Stage 1 Burn Ban in Effect--No permits will be issued during this time.
Fee: $55 per 7 day period
Up to 4 x 4-foot pile with verbal permit, call 360-778-5903.
Up to 10 x 10-foot pile with written permit, fill out our
Burn Permit Application Form (PDF)
Bring application directly to:
5280 NW Drive,
Bellingham, WA 98226
50 feet from structures, timber, and combustibles
Garden hose or (2) 5-gallon buckets at fire for 4-by-4-foot pile
Garden hose or 55-gallon with pump / hose at fire for 10-by-10-foot pile
Hand tools required onsite
Bare ground fire break required and 15 feet clear overhead
Daylight hours burning only
Land-Clearing / Commercial
Recreational / Campfire