Benton County: Burning Permit
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Burning Information
  • The burning of agriculture clearing and yard waste is permitted and recommended only during daylight hours. All other items are prohibited under penalty of law.
  • Check your local weather before and during burning.
  • The minimum required distance from structures while burning are:
    • Open Burning = 50’
    • Burn Pile that is no more than 3’ diameter and 2’ high = 25’
    • Approved container = 15’
  • During burning you must have a means of extinguishing the fire such as; a portable fire extinguisher (4-A rated min.), a connected water hose or other water source, shovel & dirt or sand.
  • Stay with the fire until it is out and call 911 if you have any problems.