Burning Regulations

Inside Eugene City Limits


Burning is prohibited year-round.

Inside Springfield City Limits


Burning is prohibited on lots smaller than 1-half acre as well as on Sundays. It is also limited to the open burning season on approved burn days March 1 through June 15 and from October 1st (unless the season is delayed due to fire danger, please check the advisory) through October 31, with valid permit from local Fire Department when required. There is no burning of grass clippings or fallen leaves or other prohibited materials.

Inside the Eugene-Springfield Urban Growth Boundary (ESUGB)


Residential open burning outside the city limits of Eugene and Springfield but within the Eugene-Springfield Urban Growth Boundary is prohibited except that burning of woody yard trimmings is allowed on lots of 1-half acre or more on approved burn days from March 1 through June 15 and from October 1st (unless the season is delayed due to fire danger, please check the advisory) through October 31.

Inside Affected Fire Districts and  Outside the ESUGB


Burning is allowed during the burn season on approved burn days October 1st (unless the season is delayed due to fire danger, please check the advisory) through October 31, with valid permit from local Fire Department when required. There is no burning of prohibited materials.

Oakridge


Burning of woody yard trimmings, leaves and grass clippings is allowed with permit on approved burn days during the burning season in October, March, April and May. No burn barrels are allowed. (City Code 92.04.A.2). The burn days in the fall start on October 1st (unless the season is delayed due to fire danger, please check the advisory) through October 31
 

Coastal Lane County


Areas from Mapleton west, backyard burning advisory line: 541-997-1757
The Siuslaw Valley Fire District requires a written or online permit (free) for all backyard burning. Online permit.
 

Inside Florence City Limits


Backyard burning is prohibited year-round by city ordinance.

LRAPA, Western Lane District (ODF), Siuslaw Rural Fire Protection District t #1, Mapleton Rural Fire District and Swisshome / Deadwood Rural Fire District, all help regulate open burning in coastal Lane County. (Coastal Lane County encompasses the western side of the coast mountain range.) Although LRAPA rules affect the entire county, the fire protection agencies may set additional rules to further protect their communities. Residents should contact their local fire districts for specific regulations in their area.
  • ODF, Western Lane District - 541 997-8713
  • Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue - 541 997-3212
  • Mapleton Rural Fire Protection District - 541 268-4721
  • Swisshome / Deadwood Rural Fire Protection District - 541 268-4206

All Other Areas of Lane County


Burning is generally allowed October 15 through June 15 on approved burn days. The season may start late or end early due to fire danger. No burning of prohibited materials.