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Snohomish County Fire District #4

Tel: 360-568-2141       Fax: 360-568-2143 
1525 Avenue D, Snohomish 98290

Office Hours:  7am - 4pm  
Monday - Friday, excluding Holidays


Before you apply:

1. A  Recreational Fire is a fire that meets these criteria:

                  Limited to 3 feet x 3 feet and 2 feet high
                  Used for cooking or recreational purposes 

                  Must use dry, seasoned firewood, not yard debris

     Recreational Fires do NOT require a permit.


2. Snohomish Fire District 4 is not allowed to issue permits for land clearing fires,          agricultural fires, or ceremonial type fires under Department of Ecology rules. 

3.   A 2001 Department of Ecology regulation designated all Fire Districts west of            the Pilchuck River as NO BURN areas. To see if you fall in the "NO BURN" areas        (highlighted in YELLOW),  click here .

4.  Burn permits are not valid, and cannot be issued, during Burn Bans.    

     Burn Bans will be clearly advertised on our Home Page.

To apply:


1.   Burn Permits are issued Monday - Friday between 7 am and 4 pm.

2.  Read the   BURNING  REGULATIONS   (see below) 

3.   Send an email to  BurnPermits@snohomishfire.org  that includes:

                           + NAME

                           + ADDRESS 

                           + PHONE NUMBER

                           + TODAY'S  DATE 

                           + Statement:   "I have read the Burn Regulations"

4.  You will receive an email from us with the Burn Permit attached within 2 business days.

5.   Print and sign your burn permit.*

6.  Keep your permit in a safe place.  It is valid for ONE  YEAR, but NOT valid during active burn bans.

*If you are unable to email us or print your permit at home, you can still request a permit in person at one of the District 4 stations.

1.) Burn piles shall ONLY contain NATURAL VEGETATION. No garbage, furniture, etc.

2.) This permit shall remain on/at the burn site at all times.

3.) Fires that create a nuisance due to smoke or flying ash MUST be extinguished.

4.) The fire shall be attended at all times by someone who can control and extinguish the fire if required.

5.) Only ONE (1) pile shall be burned at a time and each pile shall be completely extinguished before another is ignited.

6.) Burn only during calm or very light winds and only during the day time.

7.) All piles shall be located a minimum of fifty feet (50') from any structure. This INCLUDES fences, standing timber, and other burn piles.

8.) All burn piles shall have an area cleared to mineral earth around the perimeter of the pile that is equal to or greater than the dimension of the pile.

9.) Attendant shall have readily available five (5) gallons of water in a bucket or a charged hose, near the fire at all times.

10.) Attendant shall have a shovel at the site.

11.) Indicate in your email that you have read the burning regulations. If you do not, the permit will be denied until this step is done.