Burn Permits

Burn permits are required from April 1 through August 31.

  • The majority of wildland fires in Alaska are caused by careless human activity.
  • Alaska’s fire season is from April 1st to August 31st.
  • Burn permits are required during fire season for all open burning, with a few exceptions.
  • State laws and regulations pertaining to burning practices apply statewide all year. (AS 41.15.010-41.15-170 and 11 AAC95 Article 6).
  • Burn permits are subject to burn restrictions, suspensions, and closures.
  • All Burn Barrels require a burn permit and are subject to burn restrictions, suspensions and closures.
  • Campfires and warming fires less than 3 feet x 3 feet do not need a general burn permit. Remember burn safely, have tools and water, and put the fire out before you leave.
  • You are responsible for any fire you set or cause until it is ‘dead out’. Fully understand and follow safe burning practices.

For more information on the above points and/or to apply for a burn permit visit the Department of Natural Resources website or Click Here

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