by island county 14th September 2018

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, the Sheriff’s Office will lift the ban on outdoor burning at 12:00 pm, on Friday, September 14, 2018.


It is important to remember that residential yard debris and land-clearing burning are permanently banned in Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, and Oak Harbor (and their urban grown areas).


All yard debris and land-clearing burning will require a permit where open burning is allowed.  All written burn permits will be issued through the Island County Health Department.


To obtain a verbal permit for fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617, EXT 4.


To obtain a written permit for fires over 4 feet in diameter, call 360-679-7350 (North and Central Whidbey), 360-321-5111 EXT 7350 (South Whidbey) and 360-387-3443 EXT 228 (Camano Island). Visit for additional permit information.


Recreational fires less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high do not require a permit.


As always burning garbage and the use of burn barrels is illegal STATE WIDE and subject to fines than can exceed $1000.00.


If your property falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, please call 360-856-3500 for burn permit information.


For air quality issues call the Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Friday, 14th September 2018, 03:41pm.
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