Burn Permits Required through May 15


October 19, 2023

The Tennessee Division of Forestry now requires burn permits for debris piles. You can obtain a burn permit online at the Tennessee Division of Forestry at burnsafetn.org or by calling 877-350-BURN(2876).

Beginning October 15, this applies to areas without local restrictions and runs through May 15.

Anyone starting an open-air fire that’s located within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must get a burn permit from TN Forestry. Burning trash or refuse is not permitted and should instead be taken to a local convenience center.

According to TN Forestry, careless debris burning is a pri...

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