San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office

Burn Permits go on sale October 1st.

Residential burn permits are $20.00 and go on sale online and in person at the main fire stations on Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan. Permits also are sold at the San Juan County Department of Community Development in Friday Harbor. 

Please read and follow all rules outlined on burn permits.

Buy a burn permit online here. 

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Protecting You and Your Family from Fire​

escapeplanh2_18 Welcome to the San Juan Fire Marshal's Office  It is the mission of the San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office to provide professional life safety protection and reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions and mechanical failure to the citizens of San Juan County through inspection, prevention and investigation.

We hope this internet  resource assists you and better supports some of our services, please inform us if something does not totally serve your needs so that we may enhance our web page.
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Recreational Fires

Recreational fires are two feet or less in diameter, built on bare soil, gravel, below the high tide line on a beach, or in an approved fire pit. Do not burn treated wood or garbage such as paper cups, plates or plastic wrappers.

Wildland Fire Safety

Please take the time to learn about San Juan County's  Community Wildfire Protection Plan

This document was developed with the help of experts and property owners. It is available to you as a guide to help keep your home and neighborhood safe from wildland fires. Just click this link to view the plan: 

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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