Seasonal Burning Ends April 30, 2019.

No burning will be allowed between May 1 - Sept. 30, 2019.

Air Quality Index: 48
Air Quality: Good
Highest Pollutant: Fine Particles
Burning Allowed: Yes
Air Quality Index
48
Air Quality
Good
Highest Pollutant
Fine Particles
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.

Burning Fees

LocationPermit FeeInspection RequiredForm
Chattanooga
Collegedale
East Ridge
Red Bank
Ridgeside
$60YesCity Permit Form
Unincorporated
Hamilton Co.
Lakesite
Lookout Mountain
Signal Mountain
Soddy Daisy
Walden
$10Dependent on
Application
County Permit Form

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.