Unless specifically exempted by rule,1 persons setting outdoor fires, by law,2, 3 must obtain a permit from ADEQ or a delegated permitting authority. These laws are intended to help protect the public from smoke impacts. Two types of open burn permits are issued in Arizona: Open Burn Permit and Dangerous Materials Open Burn Permit. An Open Burn Permit is needed for open outdoor fires for the purposes of weed abatement, prevention of a fire hazard or instruction in the methods of fighting fires, unless conducted by a public officer in the performance of an official duty.
Applying for an Open Burn Permit is paperless with the release of ADEQ's online portal. Using the Open Burn Permit Online Portal, you can:
- Get your permit at any time, at your convenience, 24/7
- Instantly receive your permit confirmation and documentation
- Save and resume any in-progress permit applications for up to 7 days