The frequency of burn bans and limitations in Snohomish Country varies due to the presence of high fire danger or air quality conditions. Residents are encouraged to contact the Burning Limitation Line at (425) 388-3508 prior to any burning to ensure no restrictions have been placed.
Burn permits are required and issued for residential burning - the outdoor burning of leaves and other yard refuse - and piles must be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet, as of September 2015. Permits are only issued beyond established no-burn zones.
Recreational fires in designated areas or on private property, including cooking fires, campfires and bonfires, do not require a permit and may be a maximum of 3 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet in size.
A permanent ban on land-clearing burning in Snohomish County was adopted on July 1, 2008 by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.