Outdoor Burning


The Summer Burn Ban has ended but there is currently a high fire danger impacting outdoor burning.
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When the Summer Burn Ban is not in effect, please refer to the following information listed below for Clayton County:

To Report Illegal Outdoor Burning as defined in the Code of Clayton County, GA Article IV Opening Burning Please Call 911.


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, NO permits 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 to 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.