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Residents asked to reconsider burning yard debris due to spring wildfire season and COVID-19 pandemic. N.C. Forest Service officials urge citizens to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. Click to Learn more.


To report a smoke issue, please call your regional Division of Air Quality office.

Please review the information on this page and then select a county to begin the application. Please click here to visit your regional Division of Air Quality office If you wish, you may view the North Carolina General Statute Chapter 106, Article 78: Regulation of Open Fires.

Before filling out an open burning permit application, please familiarize yourself with these Air Quality regulations related to outdoor burning.

If you are already familiar with the Air Quality regulations, please proceed to the Burn Permit Application Pages by selecting the county you wish to conduct burning in from the list below


Please note that your Web browser must be configured to allow cookies in order for the application to function.

Having difficulty receiving email from us? Please ensure that "burn.permits@ncagr.gov" is in the approved senders list for your email account.

For technical support regarding the online burning permit system, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions or call the N.C. Burn Permit Support Line at 919-578-2207. For questions about burning laws and rules, please contact your county forest ranger.

Information provided to or gathered by the N.C. Forest Service is subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties upon request.



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