Outdoor Burning

Outdoor Burning


Outdoor burning is regulated by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as well as Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Oregon Department of Agriculture, depending on the type of burning. Outdoor burning is a source of air pollution which can have negative health impacts. For complete information, go to DEQ's page on Outdoor Burning in Oregon, which is the source of the information below. 

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Materials That Cannot Be Burned

Alternatives to Burning

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Check before you burn

Burning regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with weather, fuel conditions, and types of material. If you are planning to burn, check with your local ODF district, fire protection district, or air protection authority to learn if there are any current burning restrictions in effect, and whether a permit is required:

Agency Phone Number (Non-Emergency)
Adair Rural Fire & Rescue 541-745-7212
Albany FD


Alsea RFPD 541-487-8701
Blodgett-Summit RFPD 541-453-4406
Corvallis FD


Burning Advisory: 541-766-6971 (generally updated after 8:15 a.m.)

Hoskins-Kings Vly RFPD 541-929-2111
Monroe RFPD


Outdoor Burning Advisory Line: (541)-847-6166

Philomath F&R

Burn Permit line: 541-360-0030

Burn advisory line: 541-929-5903 (updated after 8:30am)


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Check Open Burning Restrictions by County and Area.



DEQ regulations prohibit open burning of the following materials at anytime, anywhere in Oregon:

  • Wet garbage
  • Plastic
  • Asbestos
  • Wire insulation
  • Automobile parts
  • Asphalt
  • Petroleum treated materials
  • Painted wood and wood treated with creosote or pentachlorophenol
  • Rubber products including tires
  • Animal remains
  • Animal or vegetable matter resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or service of food
  • Any other material that emits dense smoke or noxious odors


The following requirements apply to any burning, when allowed by Fire Authority:
  • You are responsible for any fire, smoke or odors created from open burning and for any damage that results from your fire.
  • A responsible person must constantly attend any open burning.
    • This person must be capable of and have the equipment to extinguish the fire.
    • This person must also completely extinguish a fire before leaving it.
  • The burning must be conducted between the hours of 7:30 AM and two hours before sunset.
  • No burning can occur during a period when prohibited by the Department of Environmental Quality or the State Fire Marshal because of adverse fire safety, meteorological, or air quality conditions.
  • If you plan to move debris from one site to another and burn it you need a DEQ permit.
    These are in addition to requirements by local fire authorities.


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; or
  • Creates a hazard to public safety


Choose alternatives to open burning


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