Burn Ban Status

Island County Sheriff’s Office

BURN BAN LIFTED AS OF 8AM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st

Due to the increase in moisture levels, the Sheriff’s Office will lift the ban on outdoor burning at 8:00 AM, on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

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 $1000.00.

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

 REPORT VIOLATIONS TO 911

OUTDOOR BURNING INFORMATION
FOR ISLAND COUNTY CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT: 360-679-7350
For air quality issues call the Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617.