Burning Information & Permits


Burning Information & Permits


The City of Edmond allows open burning for the purpose of clearing “yard brush” such as cut branches, limbs, and shrubbery. It does not include trash, grass clippings, piles of leaves, in-ground stumps, or any non-vegetative material or building materials.

A burn permit is not required for yard brush in an approved container such as a commercially purchased burn pit with screen, chimenea, or outdoor fireplace. Handmade fire pits or fire rings are allowed in sizes under 3’ X 3’ X 3’ size. Trash, grass clippings, piles of leaves, in-ground stumps, or any non-vegetative material or building materials are not allowed.

Burn Permit Safety Guidelines


Obtaining a Burning Permit


All open burning sites must have an approved Burn Permit.

Residential burn permits can be filled out, submitted, and then printed electronically (see permit below). A burn permit can also be obtained in person at Fire Administration, located at 5300 E Covell Road, during normal working hours. All residential burn permits are good for six months.

All commercial operators must be obtained in person at Fire Administration, located at 5300 E Covell Road, during normal working hours. New regulations and guidelines from the Edmond Fire Department and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for burning must be followed. These regulations and guidelines are outlined on the permit application and in the DEQ Title 252, Chapter 100, Subchapter 13 – Open Burning.

Social events such as Bon Fires are on a case by case basis and must be inspected and approved by the Fire Prevention office.

Failure to comply with any provisions of this permit and/or its application may result in the loss of future burning privileges and/or the issuance of a municipal citation charging the permittee/applicant with direct violation of City Ordinance #993, Fire Prevention Code.

Application


Application for a Burn Permit


Permission to Burn


Burning permission is required each day to burn. Permission to burn is obtained by calling a pre-recorded message 7 days a week at (405) 216-7999. Please be advised that burning is only allowed three hours after sunrise and all burning must stop three hours before sundown. All burn piles shall be completely extinguished at sunset.

If you have question on burning permits, regulations or safety guidelines, please call 405-216-7303, during normal business hours, Monday – Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm or Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 am.