Please note that appointments are highly encouraged. Contact Andrew at (509) 553-3032
or AndrewM@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 may be purchased at the Palouse CD office. Applications can be filled out at the office or printed off from the links below. Burn Permit hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. Please call the office and make an appointment ahead of time. Remember to bring your field maps of desired burn locations.
How to Apply for a Burn Permit:
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 circle the burn zone with a pen or highlighter.
Contact PCD either via email or phone. You have the option to email your completed application or drop it off at our office at an 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, please expect a delay for permitting approval.
PCD will process your permit online and email or mail your completed permit. Once you have received this you are ready to burn.
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 do not 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 standards.
Don't forget to file your post-burn report (blue card) online: