Burn Ban Status

 

Island County Sheriff’s Office

IN ISLAND COUNTY

BURN BAN LIFTED

AS OF 8:00 AM September 20, 2016

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, the Sheriff’s Office will lift the ban on outdoor burning at 8:00 AM, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

 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 fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call the information Hotline at 360-240-5526 and listen to required conditions. 

To obtain information about written permits for fires over 4 feet in diameter, call 360-679-7350.  

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 than 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. 

 REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911 

SHERIFF MARK C. BROWN

Island County Fire Marshal

OUTDOOR BURNING INFORMATION

FOR ISLAND COUNTY CALL 360-679-7350 on North Whidbey, 360-321-5111 EXT 7350 on South Whidbey, and 360-629-4522 EXT 7350 on Camano Island

FOR NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY CALL 360-428-1617