Burn Permits

Before lighting fire, please check for any local burn restrictions.
Check out tips when burning different types of fires and campfires.

Do You Need a Burn Permit?

Scroll down for permit information on the new burn portal.

Rule Burn

Burning is allowed without a permit if you have a small burn pile and follow these rules. If any of these rules cannot be met, you will need a Burn Permit from DNR.

Permit Burn

For burn piles that do not meet the requirements of a Rule Burn, a Burn Permit is needed from DNR. DNR does not permit burning of debris from land clearing operations.

New Process with Burn Portal Tutorials

To apply for a burn permit, click on our webpage at https://burnportal.dnr.wa.gov. Tutorials are below. Please remember to access this webpage using a web browser other than Internet Explorer. 
You can view this 'How-To' guide for step-by-step instructions. You can also print a Landowner Guide for easy to follow instructions. If you prefer to continue using a paper version, here is the application. If you experience any issues, please call 360-902-2100 or email dnrburnportal@dnr.wa.gov.
(Permit Fee is based on landowner calculated tonnage) 
NOTE: A landowner submitting multiple applications within one DNR region may elect to pay one fee based on the combined tonnage of all applications when:
  • the combined tonnage of all applications equals or exceeds 100 tons, and
  • the Long Form application is used for each permit request, and
  • applications are submitted and paid for as one packet.
**Additional applications submitted at a later date will require a new permit fee.
Use the following to calculate piled forest debris tonnage:
Piled Fuels Biomass and Emissions Calculator