Burn Permit Requirements

Residential Burn Permit Requirements

  • All yard and other residential burning shall be done from dawn to sunset.
  • Only natural vegetation shall be burned. The fire shall not contain any:
    • Dead Animals
    • Garbage
    • Lumber
    • Petroleum Products
    • Plastics
    • Rubber Products
    • Any other waste materials that emit smoke of offensive odors
A house on fire in a residential area.
  • Persons and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire shall be on the burn site and in attendance at all times.
  • There shall be no burning within 50 feet of any fence or other structure.
  • There shall be no burning when wind conditions are high in excess of 10 miles per hour in accordance with the National Weather Service.
  • The burn pile shall not be larger than 4 feet diameter and 3 feet in height.
  • Only one burn pile shall be burning at the location at one time.
  • The burn permit shall be at the location of the fire.
  • Any permit issued may be revoked for the protection of life or property or prevent or abate the nuisances caused by such burning. (A nuisance would be defined as ash fallout or smoke accumulation in the area surrounding the permitted area).
  • If any person starts a fire without a permit or if a permit holder fails to comply with any terms or conditions of this permit, and as a result of that failure Hardeeville Fire and Rescue is required to suppress a fire, the person or permit holder is liable for the cost of the fire suppression services.
Firefighters standing in front of a strip-mall fire.

Commercial Burn Permit Requirements

  • Commercial Burn Permits are issued on a case by case basis. These permits are issued by the Fire Marshal based on the exact location and the amount of material on site. Once a site visit has been completed, a permit application and a $50.00 permit fee will be collected. The Fire Marshal can be reached at 843-784-3229.