Burn Ban Status

ISLAND COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL

NEWS RELEASE

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and a return to more typical seasonal weather patterns, the Fire Marshal will lift the ban on outdoor burning in Island County as of 12:00 midnight, on Friday, October 2, 2020. 

It is important to remember that residential yard debris and land-clearing burning are permanently banned in Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, and Oak Harbor (and their urban grown areas).

All yard debris and land-clearing burning will require a permit where open burning is allowed. All written burn permits will be issued through the Island County Health Department. 

To obtain a verbal permit for residential fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call either 360-240-5526 and listen to the required conditions or call Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617, EXT 4. 

To obtain a written permit for fires over 4 feet in diameter, call 360-679-7350 (North and Central Whidbey), 360-321-5111 EXT 7350 (South Whidbey) and 360-387-3443 EXT 228 (Camano Island). 

Visit https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/EH/Burning/Pages/Home.aspx for additional permit information. 

Recreational fires less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high do not require a permit.

As always, burning garbage and the use of burn barrels is illegal STATE WIDE and subject to fines that can exceed $1,000.00. 

If your property falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, please call 360-856-3500 for burn permit information. 

For air quality issues call the Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617.

 

SHERIFF RICK FELICI Island County Fire Marshal

OUTDOOR BURNING INFORMATION
FOR ISLAND COUNTY CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT: 360-679-7350
FOR NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY CALL 360-428-1617

 

ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PO BOX 5000 COUPEVILLE, WA 98239-5000
(360) 678-4422  629-4523  321-5113