SUMMER BURN BAN IN EFFECT
MAY 1ST – SEPTEMBER 30TH
THERE IS A EPD MANDATED SUMMER BURN BAN IN EFFECT IN CLAYTON COUNTY. BURNING DURING THIS TIME IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND LOCAL LAWS.
IF YOU BURN, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION
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When the Summer Burn Ban is not in effect, please refer to the following information listed below for Clayton County:
STEPS TO OBTAIN A BURN PERMIT:
STEP 1: You must call the Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services Burn Line at 770-473-3836 to see whether burning is allowed in the County. This information is updated by 9:00a.m. If NO burning is allowed, STOP and wait for conditions to improve. No permit will be issued for Clayton County.
STEP 2: If burning is allowed you must obtain a burn permit from the GA Forestry Commission by visiting http://www.gatrees.org/online-permits/index.cfm or by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN (652-2876). Follow the steps when prompted. A copy of the permit number shall be made available to the fire department upon request. REMEMBER, your permit is valid for the date requested ONLY.
The location for open burning shall be greater than 25 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made prevent the fire from spreading to within 25 feet of any structure.
Fire shall be limited to a size that can be easily controlled with the resources available on the property.
Burning is allowed seven (7) days a week given that weather conditions are favorable as determined by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
Persons violating this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 per violation.