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Please contact us if you have any questions at 423.643.5970.
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Air Quality Index: 50
Air Quality: Good
Highest Pollutant: Ozone
Burning Allowed: Yes
Air Quality Index
50
Air Quality
Good
Highest Pollutant
Ozone
Burning Allowed
Yes

About Burning

Burning is allowed in Hamilton County from October 1 to April 30 of each year with a valid permit.  Burn permits are issued to individuals or businesses that are planning to burn less than two acres in a burn season.  Burning is limited to clean, raw, untreated, non-manufactured wood or natural vegetation.

Recreational Fires

Fire pits, campfires, warming fires, and ceremonial fires do not require a burn permit. Recreational fires are limited to:

1. Three feet wide by 2 feet high (3′ x 2′)

2. Burning clean, untreated wood or charcoal.

All recreational fires must be attended at all times and should be completely extinguished after use. 

If you have any questions about recreational fires and their effects on air quality, please call 423.643.5970.