Burn Permits

The City of Huntsville, by city ordinance, allows outdoor burning within the city limits. In order to burn in the city limits a burning permit is required. The burn permits are issued by the fire department under the direction of the Fire Marshal, not the permit division of the city. 
  1. How To Obtain a Permit
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. How To Report Illegal Burning
Burning permits are issued during business hours of the fire department. However, the department is understanding that not everyone is able to stop by during business hours, and the hours for issuing permits have been extended to 07:30 AM to 05:30 PM.

To obtain a permit, a citizen must stop by one of three fire stations. Fire stations number 1, 2, and 4 are the only stations that are able to issue permits. Unfortunately, permits by phone are not available at this time. Check out our fire station page for the locations.

Keep in mind that during an emergency or training, the staff may be unavailable to issue permits.

Burning within the city is illegal without a permit.