13430 NW Main St., Banks, OR 97106

Phone: (503) 324-6262

Fax: (503) 324-0523

Emergency: 911

Burning Information



For burn information call (503) 324-6262 option 5.




Yard debris burning is generally allowed from March 1 to June 15, and from October 1 to December 15.

Burning is allowed day to day during the dates listed above, and based on the Oregon DEQ requirements

(See below for DEQ requirements)

These dates are subject to change based on fire danger conditions. 



Yard Debris Burning Rules:

- Locate your burn pile well away from fences, trees, brush, structures, or property lines

- Have a garden hose and shovel ready, attend to your burn pile at all times

- Only burn yard debris!  Things like household waste, construction materials, and plastics are never allowed.

- Soak your burn pile when you are done, stir the wet debris up until steam no longer comes from them, and soak them again.


Agricultural Debris Burning

In order to be considered agricultural burning, the fire must be conducted to remove the debris from a for profit agricultural operation.  Just because you live in a rural area, doesn't automatically allow you to burn during agricultural burn season.  This type of burning is allowed outside of high fire danger times, but typically January 1 to June 15, and October 1 to December 31 (these dates are subject to change based on fire danger conditions).