An integral part of fire prevention is burning only when conditions are optimal and the county has deemed burning as permissible. This is important both for safety and for regulating pollution in our area.These times are considered “open burn” times and permits are required. The PCFD does not issue permits. Please visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality through the link below to obtain your open burn permit.

The open burn permit must be obtained before burning in Summit County. Materials to be burned must be thoroughly dry and no trash, rubble, tires, or oil are to be included in your burn, be used to start a burn, or to keep fires burning. You will be asked to provide information such as: location of the burn (and proximity to any buildings, etc.), clearing index must be above 500, whether there is a practical alternative to burning, methods to minimize emissions must be in place, and planned supervision of the burn.

Permits are required for each separate burn. You can obtain and complete the open burn permit application process via the internet, over the phone, or via mail.

Please note, Summit County only allows open burn permits to be issued between March 30 and May 30 and between September 15 and October 30.