How To Get A PA Burn Permit

Air Curtain Burner / Destructor Burn Permits in Pennsylvania

In this article:

  1. Pennsylvania Burn Permits
  2. Pennsylvania Burn Permit Phone Number
  3. Pennsylvania Burn Permit Contacts


How Do I Get A Burn Permit in Pennsylvania?

Permits are not normally required to burn in Pennsylvania. However, this can differ depending on the local municipality, so it is encouraged that anyone burning would reach out to their local municipality or fire department to ensure that they are following all burning regulations.


Pennsylvania Burn Bans

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources webpage, there are no statewide seasonal bans in Pennsylvania. A temporary statewide burning ban can be issued by a Governor’s Proclamation.

On the county level, burn bans can be placed on open burning by the district fire warden, which would remain in effect for no more than 30 days, unless extended by the county commissioner for up to another 30 days. It is always recommended that anyone wishing to burn contact the local fire department or municipality to ensure that their burn is in line with local regulations. 


For more information, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry


Rachel Carson State Office

Building, 6th Floor

P.O. Box 8552

Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552

Phone: 717-787-2703