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...