Change in weather conditions results in Burn Ban being lifted in TVF&R’s service area.
OPEN BURNING RULES
TVF&R responds to fires that are a threat to people and property. If a fire is threatening nearby structures, vegetation, or other combustible materials, call 9-1-1 immediately.
DEQ is responsible for establishing and enforcing the regulations pursuant to open burning and air quality. If you wish to report an illegal burn, smoke, or air quality issue, file an online complaint at
http://www.deq.state.or.us/complaints/rep.htm or call DEQ at (888) 997-7888. Individuals found in violation of the regulations below can be fined between $1,000 and $2,500 (per event) by DEQ. Individuals may also liable for any property loss damage and suppression costs resulting from a burning incident.
See the DEQ Open Burning Website at:
See DEQ Open Burning Fact Sheet at:
If you need to report illegal burn, smoke, or air quality issues, please call
Individuals in violation of the open burning regulations will be referred to DEQ for enforcement of
open burning violations which can result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day of violation. Persons may also liable for any property loss damage and suppression costs resulting from a burning incident.
For more information on TVF&R's burn policy, call (503) 649-8577.
Other types of Outdoor Burning
As of January 1, 2004, TVF&R no longer issues individual written agricultural burning permits. To determine if you qualify as an agricultural operation or for definitions of burn types and a description of burnable materials, contact DEQ at
(503) 229-5393 or the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) at (503) 986-4755. Agricultural Burning is generally exempt from Backyard Burning regulations and Burn Ban Boundaries. Source: OAR 340-264-0040
Commercial Open Burning
The burning of any commercial waste is prohibited within all parts of TVF&R. Source: OAR 340-264-0120 through 340-264-0140
Construction Open Burning
The burning of any construction waste is prohibited within all parts of TVF&R. Source: OAR 340-264-0120 through 340-264-0140
Demolition Open Burning
The burning of demolition materials is prohibited within all parts of TVF&R. Source: OAR 340-264-0120 through 340-264-0140
Industrial Open Burning
Industrial Open Burning is prohibited within all parts of TVF&R and includes processed waste produced as the direct result of any manufacturing or industrial process. Source: Source: OAR 340-264-0120 through 340-264-0140
The burning of any slash materials is prohibited within all parts of TVF&R. Contact ODF at
(503) 829-2216 for slash burning information. Source: (3-mile rule) OAR 340-264-0078
A recreational fire (also known as a camp fire, cooking fire, or warming fire) is a small, occasional fire which is no larger than three ft in diameter and two ft high, burning only dry, cut firewood. Recreational fires are allowed unless prohibited by City or County regulation, or during TVF&R High Fire Danger Burn Bans.
Bonfires, Ceremonial Fires & Other Special Fires
Bonfires (greater than 3ft x 2ft), ceremonial fires and other types of outdoor fires not listed above require special approval from TVF&R. Ceremonial Fires” covers a variety of fire permit requests that TVF&R receives for special events. These are typically outdoor fires or “bon fires” used at events like weddings, celebrations, school rallies, etc. For more information call
Community Fire Danger (Seasonal) Burn Ban
When metrological conditions result in a high fire danger (typically
summer months) a full Burn Ban will be announced by TVF&R in
conjunction with regional Fire Defense Boards and / or Oregon
Department of Forestry.
During a burn ban all unlawful outdoor fires are deemed a
hazard to public safety and will result in a fire department
response, extinguishment, and potential invoicing of cost recovery
fees for suppression actions taken.