Burning Info

Public Notice:
All Burning Open

General Information

Proper Size Burn Pile

How do you obtain a valid burn permit?
Permits are issued at the main fire station located at 2310 4th. Street, in the City of Tillamook. Permits are issued  between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.

Requests for permits via online services available under the “Permits” tab. Online service requires a valid email address.

Why does the Fire District require burn permits?
Oregon Fire Code requires permits to be issued by the local fire code official or the authority having jurisdiction.

How long is your burn permit valid?
Permits are issued on an annual basis throughout the calendar year. The validation cycle runs from May 1st – May 1st of each year. Beginning July 15th of each year open burning typically closes due to regulated fire season. Beginning August 1st of each year burn barrels typically close  due to regulated fire season. See your burn permit for rules & regulations.


Illegal Burn Pile

When can my burn permit be revoked?
Permits may be revoked by an authorized
representative of the Fire District for the

  • Burning After Dark
  • Leaving Fires Unattended
  • Burning Offensive or Illegal Material
  • Improper Setback from Property Lines
  • Improper Setback from Structure
  • Failure to Provide Water Source

Are permits required for camp fires?
Recreational fires do not require a valid burn permit
from the fire district. Recreational fires are considered warming fires or camp fires. Recreational fires cannot be larger than 3′ x 3′ with flame length no longer than 2′ with an approved fire ring. Recreational fires in forested lands are regulated by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Are permits required for camp fires on the beach?
Tillamook Fire District does not regulate fires on the Oregon Beach. We do not issue permits for beach fires. For information regarding camp fires on the beach, please contact the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation. 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Download DEQ Burning Information Fact Sheet.
Click here for Chapter 340, Division 264 Rules Governing Open Burning


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