San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office

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The San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office is dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of San Juan County from the hazards of fire, explosion and life safety hazards by fostering a safe environment through inspection, enforcement, regulation, investigation, and public education. All efforts of this office are designed to reduce the deaths, injuries, and property losses of San Juan County residents.

Residential Burn Permits (up to 10' Piles): CLOSED

Commercial Burn Permits (Greater than 10'): CLOSED

Recreational Fires (3'x 3'): OPEN (9-1-2023 at 12pm)

All permitted burning is closed in San Juan County as of June 1st, 2023 for the summer season. 

  1. Recreational Campfires Allowed in San Juan County

    Recreational campfires will now be permitted in San Juan County. Read on...
  2. An open letter to the San Juan County community about wildfire risk and preparedness in the islands

    This letter aims to answer some of the most common questions and provide resources for residents to learn more. Read on...
  3. Burn Ban on Recreational Fires in San Juan County

    This declaration is in effect until atmospheric and field conditions no longer pose the threat of wildfire. Read on...
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Recreational Fires

Recreational fires are three feet or less in diameter, built on bare soil, gravel,or in a fire bowl. Recreational Fires are campfires. Use firewood only. No yard waste. No garbage. Please keep Recreational Campfires well away from structures and put them dead out before leaving them unattended.

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