Air Quality Index: 51
Air Quality: Moderate
Highest Pollutant: Ozone
Burning Allowed: Yes
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Air Quality
Highest Pollutant
Burning Allowed

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau Burn Permit Application for Credit Card Payments

Burn Permit Application
There will be a $1.49 convenience fee for all burn permit credit card transactions.
City Applications-$60.00
County Applications-$10.00

*Burning permits will be mailed to you after they are processed. A payment receipt is not a valid permit.*

Application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please call 423.643.5970 with any questions.
Are you applying for a CITY or COUNTY burn permit? (Addresses will be verified prior to issuing permit.) *
BURNING CONDITIONS- Adherence Required to Obtain Permit Conditions to Burn
The required conditions to burn are below.

They are also provided on the burning permit issued by the Bureau.
1. The applicant hereby agrees to burn only vegetation and clean, raw, untreated, non-manufactured wood materials on approved burning days only.
2. Burning is only allowed in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, and April subject to the following conditions.
3. Each day before you burn, call the information line after 8:30 a.m., or go online to to check the burning status.
4. Contact your local fire department each day prior to burning.
5. Only burn if conditions are favorable to burn without creating a nuisance from smoke and ash.
6. Burn piles shall not be larger than 12′ x 12′ x 12′. Material to be burned is limited to 12 inches in diameter.
7. Do not burn paper, cardboard, OSB, plywood, engineered products, vinyl siding, insulation, treated or painted wood, PVC pipes, tires, stumps, roofing materials, sheet rock, plastics, household garbage, or any other obviously polluting material.
8. Burning is allowed between specific hours on approved burning days. (See permit for hours) The fire shall be completely extinguished by the termination times. No smoldering is allowed after the termination times. Do not used dirt to try to extinguish the fire.
9. The fire shall be attended at all times and the permit must be at the burn site and readily available for inspection.
10. The permit is valid for materials removed and/or generated from the burn site address. The burning of materials from off-site locations are prohibited. In addition, the burn site must be more than 100 feet from your neighbor’s structure.
11. This permit can be suspended or revoked at any time by the Director of the Air Pollution Control Bureau.
12. A Forestry Permit must also be obtained between October 15th and April 30th for any burning sites within the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, Soddy Daisy city limits, and the Lakesite community which occurs within 500 feet of forests, woodlands or grasslands. This permit is issued by the Tennessee Division of Forestry. More information can be found online at
WARNING: Non-compliance with any of the above conditions could result in civil penalties up to $25,000 per day.
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Is the burn site address DIFFERENT from the mailing address? *
Burn Site Address *
Burn Site Address
Did you have a burning permit last year? *

Payment Information

Is the card billing address DIFFERENT from the mailing address listed on the application? *
Card Billing Address *
Card Billing Address
City Permit: I agree to the total cost of $61.49. ($60 application fee & $1.49 convenience fee)
I understand that this fee is non-refundable. *
County Permit: I agree to the total cost of $11.49. ($10 application fee & $1.49 convenience fee)
I understand that this fee is non-refundable. *