Spring Outdoor Burning & Permits
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,
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
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.
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.
MATERIALS THAT CAN NOT BE BURNED
Rubber Products / Tires
(includes burning tires to start an approved agricultural waste fire)
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.