Community Outreach || Burn Regulations / Permits

These regulations apply to areas within North County Regional Fire Authority that is not protected by the Department of Natural Resources(DNR).

The party burning and/or the property owner are liable for the cost of fire suppression and damage as a result of escape of fire. Fees may be charged for fire department response to fires, which are determined to not be in compliance with these regulations at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners.

Residential Burning: Outdoor fires, consisting of natural vegetation resulting from maintenance of lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on the lands on which the material originated.

  1. The fire must contain only natural vegetation.
  2. A person capable of extinguishing the fire must be in attendance at all times and the fire shall be completely extinguished prior to leaving it.
  3. Fire are not to be within 50 feet of any structure, public roadway, or property line.
  4. Only one pile may be burned at a time.
  5. All fires to be started during daylight hours and must be extinguished prior to sunset.
  6. All fires shall be on bare soil or green grass or other ground conditions free of combustible material for a distance of 20 feet to prevent the escape of the fire.
  7. An adequate water supply capable of extinguishing the fire and the means to adequately apply the water to the fire in order to achieve extinguishment (EX: a garden hose attached to a good working faucet / spigot and be capable of reaching all sides of the fire pile with 10 feet of reserve slack) and at least one shovel shall be in attendance and immediately available at the fire at all times.
  8. Burning must be done in periods of calm to very light winds only.
  9. The permission to burn by an individual, property owner or others may be revoked, cancelled or suspended without notice by any of the following agencies: North County Regional Fire Authority, Snohomish County Fire Marshal Office, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, or by any Federal, State, County or Regional agency having statutory authority and Jurisdiction without reason at any time without prior notification.
  10. If any emission from the fire is detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of any person or it causes damage to property or business, or it causes a nuisance, or a burning ban is imposed, the fire must be extinguished immediately.
  11. All persons who are authorized to burn shall call the Fire Station at 360-629-2184 or the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at 1-800-595-4341. This must be done prior to lighting any fires to ascertain any burn ban information.

Burn Pile Sizes

  • July 1st thru September 30th — burn pile size 3 feet x 3 feet
  • October 1st thru June 30th — burn pile size 5 feet x 5 feet

Burn Permit Issuance

It is advised that you call the respective fire station, to ensure personnel are available to issue a burn permit.

Outdoor burning is not allowed within the city limits of Stanwood

Station 90 - Bryant
3002 252nd St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Telephone: 360-435-9252

Station 96 - Freeborn
3231 300th St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Telephone: 360-629-3011

Station 97 - Warm Beach
19727 Marine Drive
Stanwood, WA 98292
Telephone: 360-652-1246

Station 99 - Stanwood Headquarters
8117 267th Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Telephone: 360-629-2184