OPEN BURNING RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Jefferson County Fire District #1 under Oregon Revised
Statutes (ORS) regulates and enforces the open burning laws within the cities of
Culver, Madras, Metolius and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County Fire District #1.
Open burning is defined as the burning of yard debris, paper
and cardboard outside of a burning barrel. Open burning requires a valid permit.
Permits may be obtained during regular business hours either at the Jefferson
County Fire Station or City of Culver.
Questions and Answers
Q: What are the hours for my backyard burn?
A: Burning is
allowed during daylight hours only from approximately November through May of
Q: Can I burn in my burn barrel?
A: Yes - Burning in
barrels is allowed with an approved barrel and screen during daylight hours
only. During the fire season, approximately June through October of each year,
burn barrels are allowed from dawn until 10:00 a.m. only.
Q: How long is my burning permit valid?
A: NEW JUNE 2014: We are currently revising the burn permits and they will be need to be renewed annually.
Q: Do I need to call and let you know I am burning?
A: You must call 475-1789 to be updated on current restrictions.
Q: What am I prohibited from burning?
A: The following IS
NOT allowed for backyard burning: wet garbage, milk jugs, wire insulation, waste
oil, rubber products, food service and any commercial or industrial waste. If in doubt please contact the fire district.
Q: Is backyard burning permitted on Sundays and Holidays?
A: When burning is not restricted, burning is allowed 7 days a week, including holidays.