*Burning in Eugene and Florence is Always Prohibited
Outdoor Burning Program
LRAPA regulates outdoor burning in Lane County to minimize impacts of smoke in the local airshed. LRAPA has a Outdoor Burning Program to let people know when and if outdoor burning is allowed in their areas. The regulations differ depending upon location, local city and county ordinances and LRAPA rules. Most metropolitan areas are limited to a burn season, but the season may vary from area to area. In addition, local fire districts may enforce further limitation on burn seasons. For example, the Siuslaw Valley Fire District requires burn permits (get it free online) for all outdoor burns. Read on to find out why...
Illegal Outdoor Burning Doesn't Pay... *
$4,200 Assessed Fine
$3,500 Assessed Fine
$500 Assessed Fine
$140 Assessed Fine
Burning Garbage, Tires, Furniture, Treated Wood, etc. on a Non-Burn Day
*By state statute, fees collected by LRAPA as civil penalties are remitted to the Lane County general fund.
Daily Burning Advisory
The agency provides the community with a daily outdoor burning advisory. However, it is the citizens responsibility to check local regulations regarding their specific area.
Generally residents who can burn may burn woody yard debris that has been generated on their own property. They may not bring in materials from other locations to burn.
All burning must be constantly attended until extinguished.
No burn shall create a public nuisance or hazard.
No burn shall contain prohibited materials, including but not limited to, garbage, plastics, wire insulation, asbestos-containing materials, tires, automobile parts, asphalts, petroleum products, treated wood, rubber, or animal remains.
Outdoor Burning Letter Permits may be issued in some instances for burning outside the scope of this program. The application for a letter permit must be made in writing to LRAPA using LRAPA's Outdoor Burning Permit Request Form.
Non Regulated Items / Areas
LRAPA does not regulate:
Residential barbecues used for cooking
Fires set or permitted by any public agency for weed abatement, fire hazard prevention, safety or fire fighting
For more information about running power equipment, fireworks, restrictions and closures, please call your local fire district or the Oregon Department of Forestry office or enter your address to look up on their website. Total bans, including recreational, ceremonial, and cooking fires are common during EXTREME fire danger levels.