Burn Permit Form

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District
1001 East Ninth St., Building D, Reno, NV 89512
Telephone (775) 326-6000, Fax (775) 326-6003

BURN PERMIT

This permit is subject to the terms and conditions of use contained herein and must be produced at the request of a Fire District Representative. This permit is null and void upon the declaration of fire season, until burn season is re-opened in the fall, per the determination of the Fire District.

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Permittee, upon acceptance of this permit, agrees to the following conditions: (Please mark)
1. Before burning, call the Fire District office at 326-6000 to determine whether or not it is a permissible burn day. If the burn line states it is not a permissible burn day, burning is not allowed on that day, under any circumstances.
2. Regular burn hours are sunrise until 2 pm, with absolutely no smoke visible after 3 pm. Responsible party shall extinguish and monitor the burn for a minimum of 2 hours after extinguishment. Hours are subject to change. Please check the burn line.
3. Burning of clean woody, forest, range, or yard debris is permitted. Burning of household trash and treated wood or lumber is prohibited! Pine needle piles must be no larger than 3-feet in height and 4-feet in diameter. Provide a raked, clear area around the burn pile down to bare soil at least 36-inches in width.
4. Burn only if the wind is blowing 10 mph or less. Burn only those materials that would not cause noxious odors or a large amount of smoke. (NO Plastics, NO Trash)
5. Conduct open burning at least 25 feet from any structure or other combustible material. Conditions that could cause the fire to spread to within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
6. Burn piles shall be no more than 3 feet in diameter, 2 foot high, and not less than 25 feet from structures or other combustibles. If there are multiple burn piles, burn one pile at a time. Burn piles must not be located under overhanging tree canopies or structures.
7. Burn barrels are prohibited at all times!
8. A garden hose connected to a water supply and other approved fire-extinguishing equipment such as shovels and rakes shall be readily available for use at all burn sites.
9. If there is no snow cover on the ground, pre-wet the area surrounding the burn pile and continue to wet down the immediate area during the course of the open burning.
10. This permit must be available for inspection at all times during open burning operations.
11. Failure to follow the restrictions listed above may result in revocation of the burn permit for the remainder of the season.
12. Strip burning shall not be conducted and is not allowed under this permit. Use of propane torches or flammable and combustible liquids is prohibited.
13. By marking here I acknowledge I live outside the Truckee Meadows Hydrographic Basin AND I the property where I am burning is greater than .25 acres. No open burning is allowed on properties less than .25 acres.
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This permit is valid only under the conditions prescribed by law or by the District Chief relating to time, weather, burning specifications, firebreaks, and staffing requirements. The Permit does not relieve the user of any legal responsibility for the safe use of fire or allow burning to be done in violation of any State law, County ordinance, or local regulations restricting or regulating the use of fire. This permit may be temporarily NULL AND VOID during suspension of burning by the District Fire Chief or his authorized representative.

Any person who violates the terms or conditions of this Permit shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be cited as such. The expense of responses to, and suppression of, any emergency incident that is the result of a violation of this Permit, may be charged to the Responsible Party whose violation caused the response of equipment and personnel.

I own or legally control the above-described land. I agree to comply with all fire laws, ordinances, and regulations. I understand and agree to comply with the specific terms and conditions of this permit. Failure to comply with the requirements of this permit may result in fines and/or fire suppression costs for management and extinguishment of the fire.



By checking here I acknowledge I have read, understand, and will comply with the conditions of the permit listed above.