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Open Burn Permit Application

  1. No burning from May 1st through Sept 30th

    Open burning/Permitted burning does not excuse you from consequences associated with damages or injuries. All laws, ordinances, regulations must be complied with according to federal government, Commonwealth of Virginia and/or Chesterfield County.

  2. All open burning in Chesterfield County

    • Fires must be constantly attended until extinguishes and no longer smoldering.
    • Attendees must provide adequate fire extinguishing equipment to control the fire.

    The Virginia Department of Forestry requires that any open burning from February 15 through April 30 of each year, within 300 feet of woodland, brushland, or field containing dry grass or other combustible material leading to woodland, be done between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.

  3. Purpose of Burn

  4. Is material currently piled up?

    Pile must be ready for the site visit to be done.

  5. Is any burn material being brought from another site?

  6. On-Site Means of Extinguishment

  7. How would you like to receive your permit?

  8. Acceptance Agreement

    By submitting this application, you have read and agreed to conduct this burn in accordance with the regulations described on the attached page and the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Furthermore, you understand that failure to follow the regulations will result in the suspension of the permit, issuance of a summons or both.

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