San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office
The BURN BAN is lifted in San Juan County at this time.
Recreational campfires 3'x3' are allowed if burning only clean firewood. Please use extreme caution when burning as conditions are still dry despite the rain. However the fire risk is reduced and campfires are once again allowed.
Permits for Residential and Commercial burning are projected to open on October 5th, weather permitting.
See the link above for more information on burning in San Juan County.
COMMERCIAL BURN PERMITS ALL EXPIRE MAY 31, 2020 THE BURNING SEASON IS CLOSED.
All commercial burn permits require online registration as well as an inspection from the Fire Marshal’s Office. If you are a contractor doing work that involves burning you need a Commercial Burn Permit in most cases. email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires.
Types of burning that require Commercial Permits:
Land Clearing, Stump burning, Logging, Forestry work, Work that involves Heavy Machinery, Most work that an outside contractor is being paid to burn.
Note: Some operations require coordination with the planning department or with the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources for forestry permits or changes of use of land. Please feel free to inquire regarding your project. Email: Firemarshal@sanjuanco.com
Violation of terms of burning permits or of RCW are subject to bills for suppression services from the fire department, fines of up to $10,000 from SJSO or the FMO, and investigation/fines from the Washington Department(s) of Ecology of Natural Resources.
Protecting You and Your Family from Fire
Welcome to the San Juan Fire Marshal's Office It is the mission of the San Juan County Fire Marshal's Office to provide professional life safety protection and reduce the harm associated with fires, explosions and mechanical failure to the citizens of San Juan County through inspection, prevention and investigation.
We hope this internet resource assists you and better supports some of our services, please inform us if something does not totally serve your needs so that we may enhance our web page.
"DREAM LANTERNS" ARE ILLEGAL IN SAN JUAN COUNTY
Once released, no one can control where they may land.
Wildland Fire Safety
Please take the time to learn about San Juan County's Community Wildfire Protection Plan
This document was developed with the help of experts and property owners. It is available to you as a guide to help keep your home and neighborhood safe from wildland fires. Just click this link to view the plan:
Community Wildfire Protection Plan