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Backyard Burn Permits

During fire season, all outdoor debris burning on DFPA protected land requires an on-site inspection and written burn permit from DFPA, prior to burning.  Burn barrels are prohibited during fire season and permits for burn barrels will not be issued.  Yard debris, such as brush and woody material are the only materials permitted to be burned. Check with DEQ for a list of materials that are prohibited to burn any time of year.   

DFPA will begin issuing backyard burning permits for debris piles, effective October 6, 2018.  To schedule an on-site inspection for a burn permit, call 541-672-6507.


Logging Slash

The burning of logging slash requires a permit year round.  Any type of tree harvesting that requires excess debris to be burned constitutes logging slash and therefore requires a permit to burn.  To request a permit for slash burning, call DFPA at 672-6507.


Controlled pasture fires help Douglas County ranchers get rid of unwanted weed and brush growth, insects, and plant diseases, thereby promoting healthy and productive livestock grazing lands.  It is also a cost effective alternative to the use of chemicals.

Burning hillsides overburdened with poison oak, blackberry bushes and other fire hazards makes Douglas County a safer place to live.  The process eliminates these fuel loads that can turn small fires into large, out of control fires.  Many wildfires in the past have been controlled in open grass fields and hillsides that had been burned periodically.