Open Burning

  • Obtain a Burn Permit
  • Contact your local Fire Department and inform them.
  • Keep open burns 50 feet from structures or brush.
  • Burn only leaves, limbs, etc.
  • Do not burn trash, tires, plastics, or building materials.
  • Never use gasoline to fuel any fire.
  • Keep your fire small. If the wind is blowing, don't burn.
  • Have a hose or other fire fighting method with you.
  • Always attend your burn.
  • If the fire gets out of control call 911 immediately.

Burn Permits are required from October 15 thru May 15.

For a Burn Permit Contact:

Tennessee Department of Forestry
Smyrna Fire Tower Road
Evensville, TN 37332
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM