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Fire Marshal Services

Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)

35050 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266

There are two types of Burn Bans.


"Fire Safety" Burn Ban King County Fire Marshal (KCFM)

  • issued by KCFM due to fire danger during dry weather conditions
  • low moisture in trees and other vegetation is a fire hazard
  • outdoor burning in all of King County is affected
  • issued in cooperation with other county and state agencies

 KCFM does NOT issue "burning permits" for King County Residents

  • Local fire districts and local fire departments may issue burning permits but only when burn bans are not in effect.
  • Use non-emergency phone numbers to contact your local fire districts.
  • Check King County Emergency Management for information on getting a burning permit.   


"Air Quality" Burn Ban - Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA)

  • issued to tell people about possible health impacts arising from increased air pollution 
  • people with health conditions such as asthma and heart disease are especially susceptible to harm
  • people may need to restrict their outdoor activities
  • PSCAA's jurisdiction includes King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties
  • Stage 1 - lowest;  Stage 3 - highest pollution level - health risk