Spring Outdoor Burning & Permits

April 3, 2017















It is the time of year that many work to catch up on their burning before the season ends. Many of our constituents have older burning permits that do not have the updated regulations. Please print this page to add to your old permit, and follow all requirements. 


1.     Prior to burning, call 548-4815 for current burning restrictions.


2.     Burning shall be restricted to cleared areas 40 feet away from any building

        and 20 feet away from trees.


3.     Debris piles no larger than 15’ wide & 6’ tall. Campfires limited to 3’ wide & 2’ tall.


4.      Clear to bare ground 10 feet from around the base of the burn pile, burn pit,

         or burn barrel.


5.      Burn early in the morning while temperatures are low and humidity is high,

         whenever possible.


6.      NO burning in winds predicted, or currently above 10 MPH, or temps    over 90                degrees.


7.      Fires shall be attended by an able bodied adult until all free burning material has

         been extinguished.


8.      One shovel and water (5 gallons, a 4A extinguisher or charged hose line), plus

         a copy of your burn permit must be available at burn site.


9.      Burning is allowed during daylight hours only, however, fire pits, stumps, and

         burn  barrels may be allowed to smolder after dark. (No new material may

         be added until daylight.) Exceptions allowed for warming / campfires.


10.    The Fire Chief or his designee may, at their discretion, open or close burning,                    and alter the burning requirements as deemed necessary.


Call 541-548-4815 for current burning restrictions, prior to burning.


Commercial, Agricultural, and industrial Burn Permits: Such burning is

prohibited unless, in addition  to any permit issued by the Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection  District,  a permit  is obtained by the appropriate Forest Protection  Agency.



Enforcement:  In accordance with provisions of ORS 478.990 (2) and 

(3), violations of ORS 478.960 (1) and (4) are misdemeanor violations 

which carry their own citation schedule.  

Deschutes County ordinance applicable.


If the fire burns out of control  do not hesitate to request assistance. 

CALL 911.


This permit does not relieve the Permittee from responsibility for fire

damage, is subject to cancellation without notice, and is valid only at the 

location of permitted burning indicated 

above. Permittee shall determine each day before burning whether

such burning is being permitted. Burning information is available 24 

hours a day by calling




To protect air quality, DEQ has the the authority, under state law, to prohibit

open burning anywhere in the state on a day-to-day basis.

State air quality rules which govern open burning are found in

Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 340, Division23.


It is against the law to conduct any open burning that:


Unreasonably interferes with enjoyment of

life or property.

Creates a public or private nuisance.

 Is a hazard to public safety.






Rubber Products / Tires

(includes burning tires to start an approved agricultural waste fire)




Wet Garbage


Petroleum and Petroleum-treated materials


Asphalt or Industrial Waste


Any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors

In or near cities of greater than 4,000 in population the DEQ prohibits open burning of waste from commercial establishments, construction and demolition activity, and land clearing.

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