Burning must be restricted to natural vegetation grown on the property where burning occurs. All other material is prohibited, except what paper is necessary to start the fire. (WAC 173-425-040)
Residential Burning Permit
Piles under 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a small fire permit. This Permit can be filled out online or it can be picked up at a local fire department or town hall. If your area does not provide these permits you can obtain one from the Building Department, third floor of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. There is currently no fee for the permit.
Land Clearing Burning
For piles larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet need a large fire permit. These permits can be obtained in person from the Building & Planning Department, third floor of the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. There is currently no fee for the permit.
Burn Barrel Use Prohibited
The use of a burn barrel was banned in the State of Washington effective April 13, 2000. Burning garbage has been illegal in the State of Washington since 1967.