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June 3, 2024
Burn Ban takes effect June 15, 2024, for all of Skagit County
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, will continue until further notice.

The weather ‘s been wetter than normal so why are we implementing a modified burn ban?

In partnership with the Skagit County Chief’s Association, the Skagit County Fire Marshal's Office has decided to proactively have a “set date” to inform the public when to expect burn restrictions every year. In the past, we have not been able to provide much notice by waiting until the weather models, vegetation flammability and fire potential have reached elevated risk levels.

The “set date” decision is to allow everyone notification and is a proactive measure to mitigate potential fire risks to your community and forest lands. This date is within a week or two of when our area is normally in burn-restrictive times, which we will do moving forward.

We recognize that this year will be educational for everyone, and the goal is to have the debris cleaned up before fire risk times.

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



Outdoor and Recreational
Burning & Burn Bans
Maintain and Update
Fire Safety
Property Information
Fireworks Permits
and Regulations
Fire Investigation

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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:
  • Business Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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