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 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. 

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

All open burning sites must have an approved Burn Permit.

Burn Permit Safety Guidelines

  1. Residential Permit
  2. Commercial Permit


Fire Pit
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.

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.