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Burn Regulations

Dan Crutchfield
Fire Chief

Station Headquarters
555 30th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Burn permits may be obtained by calling the Astoria Fire Department at (503) 325-2345, or stopping by the fire station at 555 30th Street during the weekdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Burn Barrel Permit Fee 

The fee for the first two years for a burn barrel permit is $50, which requires the fire department to come out and inspect the burn barrel to make sure it's in the correct location and you have all the requirements for a burn barrel. Renewal fee is $35, for two years.

Burning Barrel Guidelines


  • Permits are required for burning in a burn barrel.
  • NO open burn piles are allowed.
  • Burning is allowed from dawn to dusk. No burning will be permitted after dark.
  • During fire season, or summer time, you will only be allowed to burn from dawn to 10:00am. Burning regulations will be updated on our burn information line by calling the Astoria Fire Department (503) 325-2345 and selecting option 6.
  • Burn barrels must have a quarter-inch mess screen cover. Burn Barrel Design pdf Document 
  • Barrel should be located no less than fifteen feet from any structure or other combustible material.
  • Must have a water source available, such as a garden hose. If a garden hose is not available, a fire extinguisher must be present when burning.
  • Burning material in the barrel shall be constantly attended.
  • Some of the items you may burn include:
    • Yard debris
    • Natural vegetation
    • Untreated wood
    • Paper products
  • You may NOT burn the following:
    • Rubber products
    • Tires
    • Plastics
    • Wet garbage
    • Petroleum and petroleum-treated materials
    • Asphalt or industrial waste
    • Any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors
  • Any complaints of a smoke problem may result in the Fire Chief or his designee ordering extinguishment of the fire.
  • For burning outside of the city limits, contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at (503) 325-5451.