KEY THINGS TO KNOW:
Burning is allowed from sunrise to sunset.
A water source must be near the burn pile.
Fires must be attended by a competent person, until the material is fully extinguished.
Burn piles should be at least 25' from structures or combustible materials.
WHAT TYPE OF BURNING IS ALLOWED WITHIN THE FIRE DISTRICT?
Any domestic waste burning, including a burn barrel or incinerator, during burn season only.
Any on site generated construction or demolition waste burning, during burn season only.
Industrial or commercial waste burning may be conducted in the fire district provided a valid letter permit from D.E.Q. And a local fire permit is obtained. Burning may only be conducted on days approved by D.E.Q and or Colton Fire District.
Agricultural waste burning (not field burning) may be conducted in the fire district provided a local fire permit is obtained. Burning may only be initiated during burn season.
Recreational fires as defined on the back, burning firewood only are allowed until banned.
DO I NEED A BURN PERMIT?
Permits are required for any burn pile over 10 feet in diameter. To obtain a burn permit, please contact the Duty Officer at 503-824-2545 Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This is a service done for no charge.
Permits are NOT issued on weekends.
HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I'M FOLLOWING THE LOCAL REGULATIONS FOR BURNING?
Please review our burn regulations prior to the start of any backyard burning. If you have any questions please contact the station during business hours M-F.
CAN I BURN THIS?
Per DEQ regulations, the following materials may not be burned at any time: clothing, wet garbage, plastic, wire, insulation, automobile parts, asphalt, petroleum treated materials, rubber products, animal remains or animal or vegetable matter resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or service of food, or of any other material which normally emits dense smoke or noxious odors. Violators may be fined.