Burn Ban In Effect June 9th, 2023 – Recreational Fires Only
For more information see: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Home/press/060223.htm
Types of Burning That Require a Permit
Recreational Fires – Larger than three feet in diameter and two feet high. Recreational fires are fine that consist only of charcoal or firewood that are used for cooking or pleasure.
Residential Fires – Larger than four feet in diameter. Residential fires are those consisting of leaves, clippings, pruning, and other yard and garden debris that are generated on site.
Land-clearing fires – fires consisting of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation from land-clearing projects generated on site.
(Recreational fires 3 feet in diameter or smaller do not need a permit if all conditions below are met.)
- The fire is in an enclosure no larger than 3 feet across. The enclosure must be minimum of 16 inches high and made of cement block, stones or #10 gauge steel.
- Materials being burned must be kept lower than the side-walls of the enclosure.
- A charged garden hose or 2 five-gallon buckets of water must be on site.
- A shovel or rake must be on site.
- The fire must be 25 feet from any structure or standing timber.
- Tree branches must be cleared to the height of 15 feet above enclosure.
- One person age 16 or older that is capable of putting the fire out must be in attendance at all times.
- The fire must be contained in a firebreak (bare ground).
- The landowner’s permission must be obtained if not on your property.