OUTDOOR BURN BAN
IN ISLAND COUNTY
TYPE I BURN BAN IN EFFECT
*The use of barbeque grills using propane or briquettes, or self-contained camp stoves are also allowed
PROCLAMATION and PUBLIC NOTICE
WHEREAS, by July 30, 2022, atmospheric conditions of stable moisture levels, increased humidity, and cooler weather have increased the risk of fire within the confines of Island County,
THEREFORE, in concurrence with the Fire Protection Districts of Whidbey and Camano Islands and the Northwest Clean Air Agency, I, Sheriff Rick Felici, serving as the Island County Fire Marshal, do hereby proclaim a BAN on ALL outdoor burning (except for recreational fires) within the entirety of Island County
This Ban will remain in effect until further notice.
SHERIFF RICK FELICI
Island County Fire Marshal
Click here for Burn Permit Application
It is important to remember that residential yard debris and land-clearing burning are permanently banned within city limits of Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, and Oak Harbor (and their urban grown areas).
All yard debris and land-clearing burning will require a permit where open burning is allowed. All written burn permits will be issued through the Island County Health Department.
To obtain a verbal permit for residential fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call either 360-240-5526 and listen to the required conditions or call Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617, EXT 4.
A written permit for fires over 4 feet in diameter can be obtain in person (Whidey Island) at Island County Public Health, 1 NE 6th, Coupeville WA or in person (Camano Island) at 121 E Camano Dr. Camano Island WA. For questions call 360-679-7350 (North and Central Whidbey), 360-321-5111 EXT 7350 (South Whidbey) and 360-678-8261 (Camano Island).
Recreational fires less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high do not require a permit.
As always, burning garbage and the use of burn barrels is illegal STATE WIDE and subject to fines than can exceed $1,000.00.
If your property falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, please call 360-856-3500 for burn permit information.
For air quality issues call the Northwest Clean Air Agency at 360-428-1617.
Island County - Active Burn Permits
Island County - Permanent Burn Ban Areas Map
Northwest Clean Air Agency - Outdoor Burning Permit Information