Burn Permits

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) regulates indoor and outdoor burning in the urban areas of King County Fire District 34. The Redmond Fire Department works closely with PSCAA to help enforce regulations specifically concerning outdoor burning. Open burning is prohibited in Redmond city limits but is allowed in unincorporated King County Fire District 34 with a burn permit only. Small, recreational fires are allowed with restrictions.

  • Agriculture Burn Permit Form.
    • Agricultural burn permits must first be approved by King County Fire District 34 and then submitted to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for final approval.
    • To acquire an agriculture burn permit, please fill out our Agriculture Burn Permit Application. E-mail completed application to gro.43dfcknull@revaew.b or mail/drop off application to 8450 161st Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA  98052.

 

Residential Yard Waste

  • If the burn pile is no larger than 4 feet in diameter  and 3 feet in height and 50 ft from a fence or other structure.  Not a nuisance to your neighbors (don’t smoke them out!)
  • If an air pollution or safety burn ban is NOT in effect. You must check Puget Sound Clean Air website www.pscleanair.org or call 1-800-595-4341.
  •  If you have a permit. If you do not have a permit, apply online here.
  • If it is
    • March, April, May
    • October, November, December
  • If you live in unincorporated King County and outside of the urban growth boundary. Your address will be verified when applying for a burn permit.

  • If an air pollution or safety burn ban IS in effect. You must check Puget Sound Clean Air website www.pscleanair.org or call 1-800-595-4341.
  • If you don’t have a permit. You could be fined! RCW52.12.106)
  • If it is
    • January, February, June
    • July, August, September
  • If you live within the Urban Growth Boundary.


Recreational Fires

  • If a fire safety ban is in effect it is OK to have a recreational fire. You must check Puget Sound Clean Air website www.pscleanair.org or call 1-800-595-4341 for burn ban information.
  • If you live in unincorporated King County and outside of the urban growth boundary.
  • If the recreational fire is:
    • On private property
    • In an approved fire pit
    • Small, not tall (can’t exceed 3 ft X 2ft)
    • A metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds.
    • Example of a stone fire pit
    • Fueled right-Only use charcoal, dried firewood or manufactured fire logs (anything else is illegal!)
    • Attended by someone at all times who is capable of extinguishing the fire
    • Is extinguished before leaving it
    • Not a nuisance to your neighbors (don’t smoke them out!)

  • If an air pollution ban IS in effect, you CANNOT have a recreational fire. YOU must check Puget Sound Clean Air website www.pscleanair.org or call 1-800-595-4341 for burn ban information.
  • If you live in the City of Redmond city limits. EXCEPTION: You may use your BBQ grill too cook food if you live in the City.

What is a “recreational” fire?

Cooking fire
Charcoal BBQ
Campfire
Bonfire

or

Fires lit in chimineas
Fire pits
Fire bowls
Similar free-standing devices commonly sold at home-improvement stores and mass retailers.

 

Still not sure what or when you can burn? Please see  the most frequently asked questions regarding burning or visit Puget Sound Clean Air.