Open Burn Information Burn Permits Available October 10th.
See the link above for more information on burning in San Juan County.
If you are a contractor doing work that involves burning you need a commercial burn permit in most cases. Commercial burning is only allowed during the active burn season.
Types of burning that require Commercial Permits:
- Land clearing
- Stump burning
- Logging or forestry work
- Projects involving heavy machinery
Note: Some operations require coordination with the planning department or with the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources for forestry permits or changes of use of land. Please feel free to inquire regarding your project. Contact the Department of Community Development or your Local Fire Department
Violation of terms of burning permits or of RCW is subject to bills for suppression services from the fire department, fines of up to $10,000 from SJSO or the FMO, and investigation/fines from the Washington Department(s) of Ecology of Natural Resources.