Burn Permits

Check the Interactive Burn Map by address to determine if burning is allowed at the location.

The outdoor burning of natural vegetation (branches, limbs, brush etc.) that has been grown and cut from the property is allowed on properties outside of the Urban Growth Area (UGA) or other permanent No Burn Area (NBA) with a valid permit. Outdoor burning is seasonally banned July through September each year. Dates may vary by county. Learn more about summer Burn Bans and sign up for SWCAA Alerts.

For all Silvicultural Burn Permits visit the DNR Pacific Cascades Region, the DNR Burn Portal, or call 360-575-5089. Always call 1-800-323-BURN to learn about the current burn bans.

To qualify for Agricultural Burning, a Federal Income Tax, Schedule F, is required. Orchard prunings alone do not qualify and other restrictions apply.


Fire Department Training Burns

Outside the UGA/No Burn Areas | Inside the UGA


Clark County

Residential Yard Debris Burning | Self-Issued Burn Permit | Must be printed, signed, and on-site.

Land Clearing Burning | Visit the Clark County Fire Marshal website or call 564-397-2186.


Cowlitz County

Residential Yard Debris Burning | Self-Issued Burn Permit | Must be printed, signed, and on-site.

Land Clearing Burning | SWCAA Land Clearing Burn Application | Complete the application then contact SWCAA at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 to schedule an appointment.

Lewis County

Residential Yard Debris Burning | Self-Issued Burn Permit| Complete the online permit application, print, sign, and keep on-site.

Land Clearing Burning | Visit the Lewis County Community Development website or call 360-740-1133.


Skamania County

Stevenson | Residential Yard Debris Burning Permit

North Bonneville
| Residential Yard Debris Burning Permit 

Land Clearing Burning | SWCAA Land Clearing Burn Application | Complete the application then contact SWCAA at 360-574-3058 or 1-800-633-0709 to schedule an appointment.


Wahkiakum County

Residential Yard Debris Burning Self-Issued Burn Permit

Land Clearing | Visit the Wahkiakum County Building Department website or call Chuck Beyer at 360-795-3067.


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