Snohomish County Fire District #19 does not issue burn permits. All burn permits for residents of District #19 are issued through Snohomish County Planning and Development Services.
- Recreational fires are allowed without a permit as long as they are for cooking or pleasure only. They must be less than 3ft in diameter and less than 2ft in height. This is only if there is no burn ban in place.
Snohomish County Fire District #19
Outdoor Burn Ban Information
What can I burn? (if burn ban allows)
- Fires intended for recreation (without permit)
- Less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high
- In a contained fire pit clear of combustible material within a 10 foot radius
- Must be monitored at all times
- Must have a water source present (at a minimum: charged water hose or 5 gallon bucket of water)
- Burn only manufactured logs or dry, seasoned wood. It is illegal to burn anything else. This includes garbage, treated wood, paper (except for starting the fire), and plastics. For a complete list of prohibited materials, please refer to Washington Administrative Code 173-433-120.
Define Recreational Burning (if burn ban allows)
- Recreational fires are cooking fires, campfires and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes.
- Fires used for debris disposal purposes are not considered recreational fires.
Define Legal Residential Burning (no burn ban in place)
- Residential burning means the outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, prunings and other yard and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee.
What is illegal to burn?
- Garbage, construction debris or refuse, land clearing waste
- Any burning in a burn barrel
- Any outdoor fire that creates a nuisance for neighbors
Call Before You Burn
- Prior to any burning you we suggest you contact the Burning Information Line at 425-388-3508 to verify that there are no Burn Bans or Burning Limitations that may have been placed due to high fire danger or air quality conditions. For additional air quality information you can contact Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
- If a Burn Ban is placed due to Air Quality Regulations, it may be unlawful to use your fireplace or uncertified wood stove, unless this is your only source of adequate heat. During Stage 2 Burn Bans it is also unlawful to use pellet stoves and certified wood stoves.
- Puget Sound Clean Air Agency contact 800-595-4341 to get current air quality burn conditions or visit www.pscleanair.org