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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

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau Burn Permit Application

Burning Permit Application
Submitting this form online requires a credit card payment over the phone.
There is a processing fee of $1.49.
IN ORDER TO SERVE YOU BETTER, PLEASE ALLOW US TO CONTACT YOU FOR PAYMENT.
Choose COUNTY application if you live in outside of those city limits.
Choose CITY application if you live within the city limits of Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Ridge, Red Bank, or Ridgeside.
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Is the burn site address the same as the mailing address?
Address *
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

Please answer the following questions (If you answer no to any of the questions, other means of disposal will likely be required.)

Is the material you need to burn only vegetation and/or raw, untreated, non-manufactured wood? *
Is the amount of brush you plan to burn less than the equivalent of two acres worth of brush? *
Is the burn site MORE than 100 feet from another person's structure? *
Is the material you need to burn 12 inches or less in width?
Will you be able to burn and have the fire COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED by the termination time? *
Is the material you are requesting to burn from the burn site address listed above? *
Will you be able to burn without creating a nuisance to your neighbors? *
County burn permits are $10.00. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
All permits expire April 30, 2020.
City burn permits are $60.00. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
An inspection is required before a permit can be issued.
All permits expire April 30, 2020.