Except for small recreational fires, outdoor burning to dispose of residential yard debris and for land clearing is prohibited year-round in city limits and urban growth areas, and during periods of high fire danger.
If you observe illegal outdoor burning within a UGA or during a burn ban, call the local fire department or 911 to report it.
Fire danger burn ban announcements and information for permitting and allowances of outdoor burning are available at the links below. If you are being affected by smoke from outdoor burning that is outside the UGAs, not during a burn ban and not an emergency, call your local fire official listed below.
Island County: website
- Verbal burn permits: 360-240-5526
- Whidbey Island: 360-221-8880
- Camano Island: 360-387-0184
Skagit County: website, 360-416-1841 or Skagit County Outdoor Burning Hotline: 360-416-1840
Whatcom County: website, 360-778-5903