All commercial agricultural operations must get a permit before burning natural vegetation, except
when burning orchard prunings, natural vegetation along fence lines, irrigation and drainage ditches or
natural vegetation blown by the wind.
The agricultural burning regulation (WAC 173-430) defines a commercial agricultural operation as a farmer who is practicing agriculture
for commercial purposes and has filed an IRS schedule F form or its corporate equivalent.
Additionally, it is a requirement that the vegetation to be burned is allowed to dry for a minimum of 30 days. Furthermore, prohibited materials such as
galvanized wire, PVC pipe and treated posts must be removed from the field prior to burning. Please ensure you are ready to burn prior to
applying for a permit.
Please note that you cannot select dates within two weeks of each other.
Please search for the address of the burn or locate it on the map and click it.
When conducting an orchard burn, you must either know the age of the trees and
the acreage to be burned or measure the size of the piles.
In order to process your application, please enter the acreage that will be burned.
Measurements are not needed for a bale burn.
Measurements are not needed for a spot burn.
Please enter the quantity and dimensions of each pile size you are proposing to burn.
Reason for burning:
Permit applicants are required to follow and obey all applicable provisions of the Washington Clean Air Act, Chapter 70.94 RCW, Chapter 173-430 WAC, Agricultural Burning and Benton Clean Air Agency Regulation I Article 6, Agricultural Burning.
I certify that: