In addition to Community Connect enabling your First Responders to better protect your property and family’s well-being, you can also handle all Burn Permitting within the Community Connect portal. Access, manage, and seek approval for burns within the same account you use to manage your property and its occupants.
Key Peninsula Fire Department Burn Permitting Information:
- The District issues Large Residential Burn Permits for $30. Once you apply for a permit, you will receive an electronic invoice to pay from. Once your fees are paid, your burn site will be inspected within two business days.
- Large Residential Burn Permits are valid for 10 days from the day the District inspects, and approves your burn site.
- Burning debris from land development is prohibited when there is no existing dwelling on the property . Burning debris from a logging or clearing operation requires a valid Department of Natural Resources reforestation plan or a county issued permit.
- Burn piles can be machine or hand stacked, no larger than 10’x10’x5 and must be 100’ away from an occupied structure and 50’ from all other structures. You may have no more than three piles burning at one time.
- Burn piles must be at least 20’ from property lines.
- You must maintain a 10’-20’ fire break around your piles.
- You may only burn indigenous material no larger than 4” in size. Burning of stumps is strictly prohibited.
- Fires must be attended at all times.
- You must have a connected water source of adequate size, or on-site portable water and a shovel available.
- For questions regarding your burn permit status please contact the Fire District at 253-884-2222.