When do I need an outdoor burn permit?
Outdoor burning permits are required for all outdoor burning, except for recreational fires (see description below). Much of the Central Kitsap area has been designated a NO BURN ZONEincluding all of Silverdale and much of the area to the East and Southeast
See Kitsap County's Burn Ban Interactive Map.
If you live in an area outside of the designated NO BURN ZONE and you want to dispose of natural debris by burning it
outdoors, you will need to obtain an Outdoor Burning Permit. All permits are free and may be picked up at several CKFR fire stations. Please call
360.447.3550 to find out which location is closest to you. Please note: Burn permits do not allow you to
burn in the NO BURN ZONE areas of Central Kitsap. Land clearing is no longer allowed in Kitsap County.
Types of burn permits issued by Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue:
What kind of fires can I have in the NO BURN ZONE?
Outdoor burning questions
CKFR Public Safety Division, call 360.447.3550
Puget Sound Clean Air 1.800.552.3565
Background on changes to State burning regulations
Many changes have taken place over the past several years with
outdoor burning regulations in Kitsap County and Washington State. Many of
these changes were the result of a new Outdoor Burning Rule (WAC 173-425) that
was adopted by the Department of Ecology (DOE) on April 13, 2000. The revised
Clean Air Act required that outdoor burning no longer be permitted in urban
growth or high density areas after December 31, 2000.
In addition, this new law changed who would have the authority to
issue the various types of Outdoor Burning Permits that are available in
Washington State. In the past the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had the
authority to issue outdoor burning permits in their forest protection zones for
almost every type of outdoor burning practice that was found in the State. With
the new regulations they are only able to issue large reforestation permits for
silvercultural burning. Effective September 1, 2009, land clearing burning is no longer allowed in Kitsap County.
The areas in Central Kitsap affected by this are: Seabeck, Holly, Crosby, Camp
Union, Lakes Tahuyeh, and Symington. Please contact Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue regarding residential outdoor burning permits, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, at 360.447.3550.
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