October 25, 2022
Skagit County lifts outdoor burn ban for all unincorporated areas beginning October 26, 2022
Residential yard and land-clearing fires are again permitted in areas within unincorporated Skagit County.
Within unincorporated Skagit County, burn permits are required for piles exceeding 4 feet by 4 feet. Burn permit requests may be submitted by phone at 360-416-1840, and will be processed in the order that they are received.
Residential yard and land-clearing fires may contain only natural vegetation (leaves, grass, and tree trimmings).
Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.
Please burn responsibly. Remember: smoke, odor, or ash that unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of neighboring properties is prohibited.
A division of the Planning and Development Services Department, the Fire Marshal's Office provides the following services:
- Review of permit applications for consistency with the International Fire Code (e.g., structure construction, driveway fire access (standards), fire flow, sprinkler systems, alarms, egress, and venting)
- Annual inspections of commercial construction (checklist) for consistency with the International Fire Code
- Outdoor burning and fireworks permitting and regulation
- Outreach and education programs about fire safety
The Fire Marshal’s Office administers the following codes:
- Emergencies Dial: 911
- Outdoor burning information and permits: 360-416-1840
- Business annual inspection request line: 360-416-1845
- Deputy Fire Marshal Bonnie LaCount: 360-416-1842
- Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Bonsen: 360-416-1843
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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