Open Burn Permit

Open Burn Permit and Regulations

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Quartzsite Fire and Rescue – Open Burn Information and Regulations

NOTIFICATION: Open burns ARE NOT PERMITTED within the city limits of Quartzsite, Arizona. This permit cannot and does not authorize an open burn within the town limits of Quartzsite, Arizona

OPEN BURN REGULATIONS

IMPORTANT: To be safe and sure that you are managing your open burn properly, please follow all of these regulations –

1. Burn days are limited to Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 7:00am until Sundown. Permission to burn on these days at these times may be subject to weather conditions and other factors.

2. Persons in an altered or impaired state and/or younger than the age of 18 years may not ignite, manage or otherwise be responsible or in control of the burn.

3. If you are planning an evening bonfire, please inform your neighbors and contact Quartzsite Fire and Rescue. Please choose your burn location with care to avoid hazards and annoying neighbors with smoke.

4. Inform Quartzsite Fire and Rescue of the location and time of your burn.

5. Burn piles must be limited to 4’ x 4’ x 8’, or about the size of a pickup truck bed.

6. Burn piles must be at least 50’ from all buildings, vehicles, trees, power lines, and any other dangerous or combustible materials.

7. The person who obtains the permit for an open burn must be present and tend the fire at all times until no possibility of rekindle exists.

8. A charged water hose, a rake, shovel or hoe must be available at the burn site at all times during the burn. You must be able to control the fire at all times.

9. Only cut brush, paper and wood products may be burned. (See “No Burn” list for more details.)

10. Soak the burn area after the fire is out. Make sure the fire is completely out and that no “hot spots” are left behind.

11. Any burn permit provided by Quartzsite Fire and Rescue is good only for the date and time stated on the permit. If you are unable to start your burn within one half hour (30 minutes) of the time on your permit, contact us.

12. Waste matter shall not be burned under permit or otherwise. Materials which cause an overly dense smoke and/or odor are not permitted. (See “No Burn” list for additional information.)

DO NOT BURN THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: 

–         ALL PLASTIC MATERIALS SUCH AS: bottles for household chemicals or grocery retail bags.

–         WASTE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUCH AS: crankcase oil, transmission fluid, used oil of any type, or oil filters.

–         HAZERDOUS MATERIAL CONTAINERS THAT CONTAINED: pesticides, lead compounds, cadmium compounds, mercury compounds or arsenic compounds.

–         TAR PAPER or ASPHALT SHINGLES

–         POISON OAK, POISON IVY or POISON SUMAC

–         ASBESTOS

–         OLEANDERS

–         AEROSOL SPRAY CANS

–         FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS OF ANY TYPE

–         ANTIFREEZE

–         EXPLOSIVES OR AMMUNITION

–         POLYESTER

–         THERMAL INSULATION

–         TIRES or BATTERIES

–         ELECTRICAL WIRE INSULATION

–         ANY HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS SUCH AS: paints, pesticides, cleaners, stains or varnishes.

The permit is issued under UFC Article 11, Section 1101.3; Discontinuance is authorized under UFC Article 11, Section 1102.3.8. Per ADEQ regulations, ANY VIOLATION of this permit is punishable under ARS 49-502 / ARS 13-3903. Per ARS 49-503, there is no defense for unlawful burning.

The permit must be in the possession of the Burn Attendee during the duration of the burn as outlined in the Open Burn Regulations. All conditions of the permit and the Uniform Fire Code must be observed. Permit becomes void after Sundown on the scheduled date of the burn.

These rules are for your health and safety and for the health and safety of others.

VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.

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