Pit Burns, Campfires, Bonfires
The fire marshal must issue a permit prior to any type of burning. A site inspection must be conducted before a permit is issued. no fee is charged on campfires or bonfires.
Pit Burn Restrictions For all pit burns:
An air curtain destructor must be accessible during burning. Air curtain destructors shall be able to pass an even, non-turbulent flow of air across the top of the pit.
Burning must be conducted in an approved pit.
A plat or site plan showing the proposed location of the pit and information relating to the proximity of any occupied or unoccupied structures must be submitted with application.
Only wood wastes consisting of trees, logs, large brush, stumps, leaves, and untreated lumber may be burned in the pit.
Pit burn fees are set at $250 per pit.
Land-Clearing Fires Land-clearing fires are permitted only during the hours beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset.
For more information, contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at (912) 876-4170 or (912) 876-4145.