Burn Ban Information
The County Commissioners are responsible for restricting burning during times of high fire danger. Emergency Management, Fire District Chiefs, Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources keep the county informed and upon their recommendation the county will authorize a burn ban, which will be posted here.
The Okanogan County Burn Ban has been lifted effective October 1, 2021.
You may burn natural vegetation within unincorporated areas at this time.
Check with your city or town for burning rules/restrictions.
On the Colville Reservation contact Mt. Tolman Fire Center for burning rules/restrictions, 509-634-3100.
Visit the DNR Website for their fire danger and outdoor burning restrictions for lands managed by DNR.
(DNR burning restrictions may apply to your private property if you are assessed a DNR Fire Control tax. This can be found on your county tax statement).
Visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest or the Colville National Forest Websites for fire danger and outdoor burning restrictions for lands managed by the Forest Service.
For Air Quality burn bans go to DOE and climate information.
Fireworks are Illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. County Code
Burn responsibly, do not be the one trying to explain how your controlled burn turned into an un-controlled burn, and PLEASE be a good neighbor don’t let it smolder!
When planning to burn it’s always a good idea to call Okanogan County Sheriff's Dispatch at 509-422-7232 option 4 to let them know you are burning.
U.S. Forest Service Tonasket Ranger District 509-486-2186
U.S. Forest Service Methow Valley Ranger District 509-996-4003
Colville Confederated Tribes (Mt. Tolman) 509-634-3100