BURN PERMIT APPLICATION
Burn season is now open in Coastal Lane County, outside Florence City limits
Burn Permits for greater Florence RESIDENTS, outside city limits
– BURN PERMITS ARE GOOD FOR THE ENTIRE BURN SEASON FROM OCTOBER 2023 though JUNE 2024 –
You can fill out the online form below or you can download the printable application here.
- OPEN BRUSH BURNING IS NOT ALLOWED WITHIN FLORENCE CITY LIMITS by city ordinance – except for recreational/warming/cooking/campfires with cut and split firewood.
- This permit is for residential outdoor burning outside City of Florence city limits in Coastal Lane County.
- This permit must be on the premises when burning activity occurs.
This permit is valid during the residential open burning season. Although the season is defined as being from October 1st to June 15th, it may be closed at any time or early by the
- Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) when poor air quality or fire danger is present. You must call the Burn Advisory Line 541-997-1757 each day before burning to confirm that burning is allowed.
- This permit only allows the burning of residential backyard vegetation. “Backyard Vegetation” is defined by LRAPA as woody yard debris, leaves or grass clippings which have been generated from the yard of a residential dwelling. Garbage is NOT allowed to be burned.
- Burn barrels are NOT allowed in Coastal Lane County.
- Burn pile sizes must be no larger than 3 cubic yards, i.e., 9’x3’x3’. Multiple piles may be burned at one time.
- Allow a minimum of 50 feet clearance between burn piles and combustibles not to be burned, including dwellings.
- Have adequate water and tools available for extinguishing the fire.
- A responsible person must constantly attend the fire from the time it is started until it is extinguished.
- All outdoor fires must be extinguished by the end of day (follow ‘Burn Advisory Line’ instructions)
▪ IMPORTANT: READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE BURNING ▪
This permit does not relieve the permittee from responsibility for the payment of costs for the suppression or for the damages if the burning escapes control. Oregon Law provides for civil and criminal penalties for burning which is conducted in a manner inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this burn permit.
- Call the Burn Advisory line 541-997-1757 every day prior to lighting a burn pile. You may also check LRAPA’s website at www.lrapa.org. AND call Western Lane Fire and EMS at 541-997-3212 to advise that you are burning that day.
- Keep the yard debris pile dry by covering with plastic until ready to burn. Remove plastic before lighting.
- Use small, dry wood to start a fire like one would for a campfire. Add small amounts of yard debris to the fire, keeping it burning hot and clean with little smoke.
- Yard debris should be of a diameter that will burn in a one-day time span, as allowed by LRAPA (i.e., stumps are too large). The purpose of this restriction is to ensure that the debris will be burned by the evening, before an inversion layer traps the smoke. This will help keep the air clean for residents who may have respiratory difficulties.
- Never use flammable liquids to start a fire. Accelerants can be invisible until ignited, and explosive.
- Maintain a safe area around the burn pile where children are not allowed.
- Recycle yard debris instead of burning. It keeps the air cleaner and can be done all year. Drop off at Lane County Transfer Station on 2820 N Rhododendron Dr, Mon-Sat 8 am – 6 pm
- If a fire burns out of control, call 9-1-1 immediately.
To report a complaint about burning, call the LRAPA complaint line at 541-726-1930