Tree / Garden Trimmings

Permits are for 30 days. You can burn any vegetation that:

  • Commonly removed from trees, shrubs or garden plants during the normal pruning process
  • Falls from trees during normal thunderstorms or windy days
  • Is removed from a garden after the growing season (corn stalks, tomato vines, bean vines, etc.)

Prohibited Burns

  • Building and/or Demolition Material
  • Household/Commercial Trash or Refuse
  • Paper, Used Lumber or Trade Waste
  • Rubber Tires, Asphaltic Material, Crankcase Oil, or Impregnated Wood
  • Toxic or Hazardous Materials or Containers for Such Materials


A written permit is required prior to open burning of tree/garden trimmings. An application must be submitted at least 15 days before burn date.

An application with all required permissions must be submitted for each permit requested. It will be valid for 30 days non-renewable.

Burning Rules

A citizen is limited to two permits per burn season per address October through April. Burning is prohibited by law May through September, and only one pile must be burned at a time.

Your pile must not exceed the 6 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet size. The location of the burning must be a minimum of 300 feet from occupied building unless prior permission with the Neighbor Permission Form (PDF) is given.

Fires must be at least 50 feet from any structure or combustible material. Burning should take place on premises of private property where trimmings were taken. Please read the open burning regulations prior to submitting this application!