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City of Smyrna Burn Permits

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Air quality can deteriorate in the summer due to the formation of ground-level ozone. The Summer Burn Ban reduces ozone by prohibiting certain open burning activities from March 31 through September 30. Open burning is prohibited during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can obtain a burn permit?

Residential burn permits are available to city residents for the purpose of open burning from October 1 through March 30. Permits are conditional and may be revoked at any time.

How can I obtain a burn permit?

You may register online using this website, or you can visit us in person. Residents needing special assistance are encouraged to call the Smyrna Fire Marshal's Office at 678-631-5375.

What can I burn?

The City of Smyrna allows for the burning of clean wood only.

Do I need a permit?

If you plan on conducting an open burn with a total fuel area larger than three feet in diameter and two feet in height, then yes, you need to obtain a Residential Burn Permit. If you are grilling or cooking (using charcoal, clean wood, propane or natural gas), burning a recreational fire (as defined in 50-27), or burning in a chiminea, portable outdoor fireplace fire bowl or similar device, a permit is not required.

Can I use this system to obtain a permit for a bonfire?

A bonfire is a large outdoor fire within any non-residential property utilized for ceremonial purposes and requires a special use permit from the Fire Marshal's Office. Currently, the online system is only for the issuance of residential burn permits. Applications for a special use permit must be filed with the fire marshal a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the proposed event. To obtain a special use permit, contact the Smyrna Fire Marshal's Office at 678-631-5375. A permit issued under this section shall be valid for only the dates, times, and locations approved.

Do I live in the city limits?

Copy and paste the link to see if you live in the city limits: https://www.smyrnaga.gov/your-government/mapping