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Pursuant to the International Fire Code and A.R.S. 49-501, 13-1706, and [A.A.C. R18-2-602.D.3p] Burning shall be done only where other methods of residue disposal are impractical or unsatisfactory.

The Fire DepartmentS do not assume any responsibility or liability in the burning by issuance of this permit.

  • Permittee shall log into the web site http://www.cityofprescott.net/services/fire/ prior to burning to verify that no conditions exist under which burning is prohibited and to activate their burn. Permittee shall log back in to the web site at the completion of burning to deactivate their burn. If permittee does not have access to a computer they can visit of call their local fire administration during business hours or call the Regional Communications Center at 928-445-5357 during non-business hours or on holidays.
  • Burn Permits shall be valid for thirty (30) days.
  • Residential burning only allows open burning of vegetative materials conducted by or for the occupants of residential dwellings, but does not include burning household waste or prohibited material. Burning shall not present a health hazard, generate noxious or toxic fumes, or present a public nuisance.
  • Water and other fire fighting equipment/manpower shall be available at the burn site. (e.g. water hose, shovel, etc.)
  • The fire shall be attended at all times.
  • Burning shall not be conducted during windy conditions.
  • The fire shall be attended at all times and shall be totally extinguished upon completion of burning.
  • Burning shall not be conducted during windy conditions or when winds exceed 15 mph or during any high air pollution advisory.
  • Burning shall begin no earlier than one hour before sunrise and fire must be extinguished 2 hours before sunset.
  • Prohibited materials shall not be burned. Prohibited materials includes nonpaper garbage from the processing, storage, service, or consumption of food; chemically treated wood; lead-painted wood; linoleum flooring, and composite counter-tops; tires; explosives or ammunition; oleanders; asphalt shingles; tar paper; plastic and rubber products, including bottles for household chemicals; plastic grocery and retail bags; waste petroleum products, such as waste crankcase oil, transmission oil, and oil filters; transformer oils; asbestos; batteries; anti-freeze; aerosol spray cans; electrical wire insulation; thermal insulation; polyester products; hazardous waste products such as paints, pesticides, cleaners and solvents, stains and varnishes, and other flammable liquids; plastic pesticide bags and containers; and hazardous material containers including those that contained lead, cadmium, mercury, or arsenic compounds.
  • Materials shall be readily combustible and piled. No burning shall be started using any flammable liquids.
  • The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure. (see Drawing A below)
  • Permit shall be kept at burn location.
  • No burning if, written or verbal, order not to burn is issued.

Burn Zone

* Persons wishing to burn large piles (larger than five [5] feet in diameter), or materials that produce dense smoke or odor, must obtain a commercial burn permit from the City and may need to contact Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) by calling 1-800-234-5677, ext. 2326.

Burn permits will be valid for thirty (30) days only. After submitting this form, you will receive an email that includes the "Conditions for Burning". The Fire Department keeps a record of all burn permits issued.

To apply for a Burn Permit, please fill out the form below. Fields marked with a star (Required) are required.

Personal Information

Home Phone Required
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Burn Information


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Date of Burn Required

Permit Agreement

THIS PERMIT SHALL NOT RELIEVE THE PERMITTEE FROM LIABILITY FROM RESULTING DAMAGES OR THE OBLIGATION TO COMPLY WITH OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS OR ORDINANCES. YOU MUST STILL COMPLY WITH ANY APPLICABLE CC&R FOR YOUR SUBDIVISION.

THE PERMITTEE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PRESCOTT FIRE DEPARTMENT, CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT, CHINO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT, GROOM CREEK FIRE DISTRICT, WILLIAMSON VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT AND WALKER FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, ANY AND ALL AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS OF THE ABOVE AGENCIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COST OF LITIGATION, ACTIONS, LOSS, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, COST OF CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF FAILURE OF PERMITTEE OR THOSE ACTING UNDER THE PERMIT TO CONFORM TO ANY STATUTE, ORDINANCE, REGULATION, LAW OR COURT DECREE. IT IS THE INTENT OF THE PARTIES TO THIS PERMIT THAT PRESCOTT FIRE DEPARTMENT, CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT, CHINO VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT, GROOM CREEK FIRE DISTRICT, WILLIAMSON VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT AND WALKER FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, AND ALL AGENTS, EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS OF SAID ENTITIES SHALL, IN ALL INSTANCES, BE INDEMNIFIED AGAINST ALL LIABILITY, LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATEVER FOR OR ON ACCOUNT OF ANY INJURIES TO OR DEATH OF PERSONS OR DAMAGES TO OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO ANY PERSONS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS BURN PERMIT.

BY CHECKING "I AGREE" BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE CONDITIONS FOR BURNING STATED ABOVE AND AGREE TO ALL THE STATED CONDITIONS. I UNDERSTAND ANY DEVIATION WILL CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION resulting in a citation and/or AND POSSIBLE CANCELLATION OF THIS PERMIT.

I AGREE Required