Almost all agricultural burning requires a permit, and can only be done outside of a fire/burn ban.  Field and Spot Burning Permits are can be purchased at the District Office. Applications can be filled out at the office or printed off from the links belowBurn Permit hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Call the office (332-4101 x 101) and make an appointment ahead of time. Also, remember to bring your field maps of desired burn locations.


Field burning: $37.50 first 10 acres; $3.75 for each additional acre

Spot burning: $37.50 for 10 acres or less

Pile burning: $80 for first 80 tons; $1.00 for each additional ton

You DONT for:

  • Fence rows

  • Ditch banks

  • Irrigation canals

  • Annual orchard prunings

  • Windblown tumbleweeds

​You DO need a permit for:

  • Post-harvest field and crop residue

  • Vineyard and orchard tree tear-outs

  • Cereal grain stubble

  • Small spots in fields

  • Bales

  • Orchard and field flaming

Make sure to review the Burn Zone Map to confirm your location and their standards


Don't forget to file your post burn report (blue card) online:


Post Burn Report - Blue Card

Baled Residue: 

burning broken, mildewed, diseased, or pest-ridden bales from 10 acres or less, or a maximum equivalent of 2 tons per acre. This permit cannot be used for field burning or spot burning.


 burning on farmland that is being preserved for wildlife habitat (supplemental application). You must also get a field burn permit


burning crop residue and cereal grain stubble (wheat, barley, corn, and oats) after harvest to reduce excess plant material. This includes flaming, used for weed control in organic farming.


burning piled-up agricultural vegetation on land that is going to stay in agriculture. This includes orchard tear-out. It is also used for a documented pest emergency. For flaming, use the Field Permit application.


burning areas that are 1/2 acre or less, up to a total of 10 acres per year, such as:

  • Small weed patches

  • Spots of heavy residue

  • Equipment plugs and dumps

The Palouse Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All programs and services of the Palouse Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status or disability.

1615 NE Eastgate Blvd. Suite H

Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-4101


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