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Burn Permit

General Requirements:

  1. Burn permit applications require a pre-site inspection, which will be conducted by an Edinburg Fire Code Official.
  2. Permits will only be issued for burn sites located within the Edinburg city limits.
  3. Permits will only be issued for burn sites located on properties legally owned by the applicant.
  4. Permits are limited to and only allow for the burning of natural vegetation. Household trash, commercial refuses, lumber, tires, etc.  MAY NOT BE BURNED.
  5. Permits require a site attendant (over 18 years of age) to be present at all times during active burning operations.
  6. Burn permits are required to be kept on site and ready for inspection during active burning operations.
  7. The burn site shall contain a water source or heavy machinery capable of extinguishing the fire produced on site.
  8. All active burn permits are to be considered VOID during the following conditions: BURN BANS, high winds, severe dry conditions and inclement weather.
  9. Active burn permit sites are required to cease burning operations in the event smoke conditions become a public nuisance or affects roadway traffic visibility.
  10. Burn permits allow for open burning operations seven (7) days a week between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  All sites must be completely extinguished by 3:00 pm.
  11. Burn permits and permit requirements may be subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Fire Marshal.

Any person who violates the City Ordinance (93.20) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be subject to prosecution. Applicant will be responsible for any costs associated with damage, negligence or extinguishment due to a fire that has gotten out of control or that must be extinguished due to violations of the permit.

Burn Permit

All submissions will be reviewed by the Edinburg Fire Marshal's Office and all applicants will be contacted to schedule the burn site inspection.

Burn Permit Request: