Burning Information

Daily Burn Information Line

1-877-982-0011 (Updated each day after 9 am)

Open Burning Seasons

SPRING March 1 through June 15

FALL October 15 through December 15

Open Burning Safety Burn Responsibly

  • Fires must be attended until the fire is completely burned out or extinguished
  • Keep the space around the burn area clear (10 feet of non-combustible materials)
  • Do not locate the fire under overhead lines, overhanging trees, near fences or structures
  • Always have a hand tool and/or water at the burn area to control the fire

Open Burning Questions or Complaints

Backyard Burning (Open Burning)

Is the burning of debris in an outdoor fireplace, burn barrel, backyard incinerator, or piles of yard debris.  You can only burn during Open Burning Seasons - call the daily burn information line before you burn.

Allowed Materials - What can I burn?

You can burn yard debris: wood, needles, or leaves from plants grown and burned on the property of origin.

Prohibited Materials - What I can't burn?

Tires, plastics, decomposable garbage (organic material, paper), petroleum and petroleum-treated materials, asphalt and asphalt materials, chemicals (pesticides, cleaners, detergents), or any material that produces black or dense smoke.

Agricultural Burning

Agricultural burning is the burning of any agriculture waste generated by an agricultural operation that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit by raising, harvesting, and selling crops or raising or selling animals (including poultry) or the products of animal husbandry. Prohibited materials, such as tires, cannot be burned even in an agricultural setting.  Learn More

Burn Ban

All agricultural burning from June 16th through October 15th requires a burn permit issued by Stayton Fire District (503-769-2601) or Oregon Department of Forestry (503-859-2151).  All other open burning is prohibited during the Burn Ban.

Field Burning

The burning of residue left from the harvest of a grass seed crop is regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. If you have a complaint about field burning, please call the Department of Agriculture (ODA) at 503-986-4709, or if you have questions call 503-986-4701 or you can email ODA.




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