Paulding County Fire & Rescue Department announces the opening of the 2013 outdoor burn season beginning Oct, 1, 2013 and ends April 30, 2014. Residents must adhere to the Paulding County Burn ordinance for all outdoor burning.
Outdoor Burning Rules
1. You must call the automated system before you burn. The phone number is 770-505-2876. You must listen to the entire recording to know if outdoor burning is allowed that day. You must call each day that you plan to burn. 2. The fire must be 50’ away from any structure. 3. A garden hose or water supply must be readily available. 4. The material to be burned cannot exceed 8x8x8 in size. Natural vegetation burns that exceed this size must contact Georgia Forestry for a permit at 770- 443-7821. 5. Only natural products (i.e. leaves, tree limbs, etc.) can be burned. No hazardous materials (i.e. tires, plastics, etc.) can be burned. 6. The wind speed or gusts must be less than 10 miles per hour. 7. All fires must be out by dark. Campfires for recreational use or cooking are allowed. They must be contained inside a ring, pit, or rock border and no larger than 3’x3’. They must be attended at all times with adult supervision. Grass clippings and leaves cannot be burned. They should be extinguished thoroughly when completed. A Bonfire is normally associated with groups or organizations. The fire is no larger than 6x6 in size. These fires must have prior approval from the Fire Chief or his designee.
For more information, call 770-222-1160 for assistance.
Burning of any type of structure is not allowed.
Commercial Burn Permits are issued by Georgia Forestry at 770-443-7821.