Ways to Apply

Once you have completed and submitted an application, the Fire Prevention officers will schedule a visit to your burn location for an inspection. If you meet the requirements listed in the application and no safety concerns exist, a permit may be issued.

Apply in Writing

Apply for a permit by visiting our office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 540-777-8732 during office hours to have an application faxed to you.

You may also download a PDF version of the Open Burning Permit Application (PDF). Complete the application and return to the Fire Prevention Division for approval. Applications must be submitted 10 days prior to burning.

Apply Online

If you would prefer, you may submit your application for an open burning permit online after reading the restrictions - click here to complete your Online Application. Applications must be submitted 10 days prior to burning.