Burn Permits

To obtain a Burn Permit for the Town of Oliver Springs you will need to contact the Oliver Springs Police Department in person or via telephone.

Conditions/Obligations to obtain Burn Permit

  1. All Burning shall be 50 feet or more from any structure or in an appropriate and suitable waste burner at least 15 feet from any structure.
  2. An adult shall be in attendance at all times with a garden hose connected to a reliable water source, or some other appropriate and suitable fire extinguishing equipment shall be present. 
  3. Burn Permits will be issued to the property owner only and the property owner will assume all responsibility, regardless of who is conducting the burning. 
  4. All fires will be extinguished before sunset unless otherwise permitted by the City Manager in writing. 
  5. If dense smoke or smoke with a noxious or unpleasant odor is produced, the fire shall be extinguished immediately. 
  6. Only natural burning material shall be burned. (See listing below) 
  7. Prior to issuing the permit, the Town of Oliver Springs reserves the right to inspect the material to be burned, and to deny the permit for any reason. Further, the Town reserves the right to order the fire extinguished at any time, for any reason. 
  8. If a fire gets out of control, and must be put out by the Fire Department, the property owner will be billed for the cost of all equipment and manpower used to extinguish it. 
  9. The Town of Oliver springs assumes no responsibility or liability for any injury or damages caused by burning. 
  10. All burn permits are valid for 72 hours from the time issued and a copy of said permit must be on site at all times.

The issuing of Burn Permits may be stopped at any time due to weather conditions.



  • Tires and other rubber products
  • Vinyl siding and vinyl shingles
  • Plastics and other synthetic materials
  • Paper products, cardboard and newspaper
  • Asphalt shingles, and other asphalt roofing materials and demolition debris
  • Paint, household and agricultural chemicals
  • Aerosol cans and food cans
  • Building material and construction debris
  • Buildings and mobile homes
  • Copper wire and electrical wires
  • Household trash
  • Leaves, branches and trees not grown on site

Burning items listed above can be considered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violations and carry heavy financial penalties.