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September 26, 2023

Skagit County Lifts Outdoor Burn Ban for all Unincorporated Areas Beginning September 27, 2023

Effective September 27, 2023, and until further notice, residential yard, and land-clearing fires are again permitted in areas within unincorporated Skagit County.

Within unincorporated Skagit County, burn permits are still required for piles exceeding four feet by four feet. Burn permit requests may be submitted by phone at 360-416-1840 and will be processed in the order received.

Residential yard and land-clearing fires may contain only natural vegetation such as leaves, grass, and tree trimmings. Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition debris may not be burned.

Please burn responsibly and remember smoke, odor, or ash that unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of neighboring properties is prohibited.

If your property is within an incorporated city or town, or within an urban growth area, please contact your local fire department for burn restriction information.

If you have questions about open burning in Skagit County, please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 416-1840, or visit our outdoor burning webpage at: