Burn Ban Status

 

ISLAND COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL NEWS RELEASE

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, the Sheriff’s Office will lift the ban on outdoor burning at 12:00 midnight, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

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 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.

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