Contact the Valley Center Fire Department at (316) 755-7303 between the hours of 7:00 am until 7:00 pm to request a burn permit within the city limits of Valley Center. Email Submittal Form
By accepting this permit, I agree to abide by the following requirements:
The applicant is in legal control of the lot or parcel of land as herein described.
Burning will be attended continuously by a competent person of legal age, from the time of ignition to the time of extinguishment.
Burning will not be permitted if the wind speed exceeds 15 miles per hour.
For Field Type Fires: A fire break (plowed or disced) of at least 20 feet on all sides of the area to be burned shall be provided.
For Non-Field Type Fires: Adequate clearance shall be provided from readily combustible materials (example: grass to be mowed) with material(s) to be burned located a minimum of 100 feet from any structure and 10 feet from any property line.
Burning shall not create a smoke nuisance or hazard to neighboring properties or persons.
Precautions shall be taken to assure confinement, intensity, and size of said burn.
Burning of any heavy smoke-producing material is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: rubber tires, plastics, roofing, tar paper, old furniture, garbage, cloth, or any petroleum base product.
A garden hose or other fire extinguishment equipment shall be available at the burn location.
Burning shall be conducted one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset (except agriculture and other specifically approved burns).
Starting fires with combustible or flammable liquids is prohibited. The use of gasoline or other ignitable liquids in this matter is extremely dangerous.
Examples of Open Burn
Burning of combustible waste material from residential or commercial construction projects which is from the permit location
Burning of brush and tree trimmings on residential or commercial property; brush and tree trimmings must be cut from the burn location (materials to be burned must not be hauled or brought in from outside of the permit property)
Burning that is considered to be necessary and in the publics interest as determined on a case-by-case basis (roadway clearing, salvage operations, structures, etc.)
Burning of cut trees, vegetation, or lumber for recreational enjoyment, commonly known as a bonfire