OUT DOOR BURNING

AS OF January 1, 2001, the Department of Ecology imposed new regulations on outdoor burning and designated all of the Fire Districts west of the Pilchuck River as a "NO BURN" area. This change outlaws all types of outdoor burning except recreation fires in these areas. To see if you fall in the "NO BURN" areas, please click here for a map outlining those locations (areas are highlighted YELLOW) within our district OR you can call our headquarters location at 360-568-2141 and we would be happy to assist you
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
enforces these regulations. For any problems regarding air pollution and probable illegal burns, contact them at 1-800-552-3565.

OUTDOOR BURNING REGULATIONS

Permits are issued between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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.

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. 

RECREATIONAL FIRES

Limited to 3 feet x 3 feet and 2 feet high.
Used for cooking or recreational purposes, not for yard debris.

Must use dry, seasoned firewood.

DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

If you have the ability to print from home, please request your permit through email. If you cannot print at home, you may pick one up from our headquarters location.

The Burn Permit that we issue you is valid for 30 days. It allows you to burn residential yard waste in a pile no larger than four feet (4') in diameter and three feet (3') high. Our permit has specific requirements to ensure safety for everyone. 

NEW PERMITS

  1. Read the Burning Regulations

  2. Email SCFD#4 for your permit; provide your name, address, phone number, and todays date

  3. Print and SIGN your permit

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.