Open Burn Permit Standards and Conditions

  1. The permission to burn in no way relieves the permittee of their obligation to comply with any other local, county, state, or federal rules or regulations.
  2. This application becomes the burn permit once signed by the designated Central Jackson County Fire
    Protection District representative.
  3. A representative/employee of permittee shall be present during all burning to ensure compliance with
    this permit and to make certain the fire(s) are out after 5:00 p.m.
  4. Only tree trunks, tree limbs, leaves and brush originating on the site may be burned. For permits
    allowing the burning of untreated wood, only waste meeting the definition of “untreated wood” may be
  5. The distance from the burn site to the nearest occupied structure (residence or business) must be
    greater than 200 yards, unless an Air Curtain Destructor is used or waivers were obtained.
  6. Burning will take place only between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and within any more restrictive burn
    times that may be applicable (e.g. the St. Joseph and St. Louis areas).
  7. Should a problem arise from the burning, such as a public health hazard, nuisance, or a hazard to
    vehicular or air traffic, the permittee must correct the problem immediately
  8. This permit is effective for 60 days from the date issued.
  9. This permit will be revoked immediately for failure to fully comply with any of the conditions and
  10. The permittee shall notify the local fire department each day before starting any burning.
  11. Any other permits required by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources (i.e. NPDES
    Land Disturbance Permits) must be applied for and obtained. Failure to do so may result in termination
    of this permit. Please contact your local Regional Office regarding other possible permitting


Untreated wood – Lumber and other wooden materials that have not been chemically treated for resistance to moisture, fire, fungi, insects and other pests, or has not otherwise been treated or manufactured wit chemicals, or that does not contain adhesives or resins. Untreated wood does not include plywood, particleboard, chipboard or wood with other than insignificant quantities of paint, coating or finish.

Special Conditions

All tree and vegetation materials suitable for other uses such as fireplace wood, posts, saw logs, etc. should be
removed prior to burning.