Outdoor Residential Burning
Outdoor Residential Burning is allowed from October 1st thru July 14th. A permit is required for Residential Outdoor Burning and must be posted on the site.
How do I get a burn permit?
Burn Permits are available on-line ONLY from the ORCAA web site.
This permit is valid only for basic yard and garden waste disposal in unincorporated Thurston County, outside ANY incorporated city and Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary.
Paper Burn Permits are no longer in our office; however, if you would like assistance filling out an on-line form, we would be happy to help you. Feel free to visit our office and we will walk you through the on-line process.
Burning will not be permitted from July 15th through September 30th or during a burn curtailment.
The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer and early autumn has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past couple years, according to fire officials.
Residents who have yard waste to dispose of should look into clean alternatives to burning. Alternatives such as chipping and composting help keep our air clean and healthful. Those alternatives can also be used all summer, unlike burning.
To stay up-to-date on the status of burn bans, please register for the ORCAA email news alerts on the ORCAA website www.orcaa.org