Burn Permits

Burn Ban is Effective July 15th at 12:01am

Click on this link to view the Burn Ban Notice.

Residential and Land Clearing Burning is banned.

Recreational Burning is permitted in approved fire pits.

View the Fire Pit Standards document for more information.

Can I Burn Today?

The toll free burning information line can be accessed by calling 800-633-0709 or by visiting the Southwest Clean Air Agency website.

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  

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.

Link to Outdoor Burning Ordinance


Online Forms

Online forms have been disabled until the burn ban is lifted. The links below will not work at this time.

Small Burn Permit

Large Burn Permit