People burn debris near their homes year-round in North Carolina. Burning debris can be dangerous. Debris burning is the leading cause of wildland fire in North Carolina. It is very dangerous to burn debris when the weather is windy and dry. Fires can easily escape your control when these weather conditions are present. So, before you burn you must know the rules for debris burning…

You must also know what debris you can burn with a permit in North Carolina:

Yard debris you CAN burn includes:

Debris you CAN'T burn includes:

Obtaining a permit to burn debris is now easy if you have access to a computer. You can obtain a permit online by logging on to

For more information, contact the N.C. Forest Service at or (919) 733-2162.


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