Burn Permits

Apply for residential burn permits here.   There are two ways to apply:
                                                                                                
1) Online - follow the link below to the online permit center;
Burn permits can be obtained online by following this link: 
Online Permit Center

2) Paper form via mail - follow the link for a fillable form you can print and submit for a permit. If you are printing a paper form, you will need to mail it and a check for $20 to San Juan County DCD, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.


To fill out and print your paper application for a burn permit follow this link:
Downloadable Burn Permit Application

For instructions on signing up for the San Juan County online permit portal, SmartGov follow this link below: 
Online Permit Center Instructions

Burning is not available in Urban Growth Areas (UGA.) These can be viewed by following this link:
Community Development Maps


Due to COVID-19, burn permits are not available from the San Juan or Orcas fire district offices.