Outdoor Burning Information
Map of Permitted and Prohibited burn areas within Lake Stevens
Fire District boundaries.
View Map. Check
to see if you are in a no burn area prior to burning. Outdoor burn barrels for
burning trash or other debris is prohibited statewide.
View Outdoor Burning Brochure.
Recreational fires are allowed within the
Lake Stevens Fire District
boundaries. The maximum size for a recreational fire is 3’ x 3’ x 2’. This
includes campfires, charcoal BBQ’s, cooking fires and
fire pits. Only dry seasoned firewood, fire logs and charcoal are
permitted. No permit is required.
Residential fires are allowed in
unincorporated areas and a
permit is required.
The maximum size for a residential fire is 4’ x 4’ x 3’. Residential fires are
limited to natural vegetation grown on the property including leaves, branches
Residential Outdoor Burning Permits
Burn permits are required for all residential fires. The burn
permit must be completed by the homeowner and the completed permit must remain
on site. Permit holder must have a hand shovel and
garden hose capable of
producing 5 GPM on site during the burn. Permit holders are liable for
fire suppression costs and damages for the escapement of the fire at the
current Washington State Fire Chiefs Fee Schedule.
View Residential Outdoor Burning Permit.
As of July 1, 2008, land clearing burning is prohibited in all of
View Land Clearing Flyer.
Agency Information Numbers & Websites;
Burning Information: 425.388.3508
Burn Permit Questions:
Snohomish Co. Fire Marshal’s office:
Fire Marshal Website
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:
Washington State Survey & Rating Bureau:
If I can't burn, what can I do with my yard waste?
There are a number of good alternatives to burning. Waste haulers
in most areas offer curbside yard waste pick-up for a fee. You can also dump
yard waste debris at county transfer sites and hauler drop-boxes. Check with
solid waste utility or your local garbage service about these locations.