DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, ALL BURN PERMITS ARE ONLY MADE BY APPOINTMENT VIA PHONE OR EMAIL AND NOT IN PERSON. WE ARE ACCEPTING MAILED CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS. PLEASE CONTACT GARRETT LACIVITA (509-553-1855 or GarrettL@PalouseCD.org) TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
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 below. Burn Permit hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Call the office and make an appointment ahead of time. Also, remember to bring your field maps of desired burn locations.
How to Apply for a Burn Permit:
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
Print out, complete, and sign your application (see links below for what you need). We CANNOT process a burn permit without this application first.
Create a map of where the burn will be. It is easy to print off the area on google maps and then circle with a pen/highlighter the burn zone.
Contact PCD either via email or phone. You have the option to email your completed application, or drop it off at our office at a agreed upon time.
Pay for your permit either by check (when you drop off the application) or over the phone. We CANNOT approve your permit until we receive payment. If you mail the check expect a delay on when your permit is approved.
PCD will process your permit online and email or mail your completed permit. Once you have received this you are ready to burn.
You DONT need a permit for:
Annual orchard prunings
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
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:
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 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.