Please see information about burning natural vegetation below.
OUTDOOR VEGETATION YARD WASTE BURNING IS OPEN EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019.
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, SOME PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH ISSUES THAT CAN BE EXACERBATED BY SMOKE. BURN DRY MATERIAL, KEEPING THE FIRE HOT TO REDUCE SMOKE.
Please visit the following links to stay up to date on current burn bans from Puget Sound Clean Air since the weather may have an impact on future burn bans.
You may see the notice from Puget Sound Clean Air at the following link:
You may visit their website to see the current status at the following link:
You may sign up for alerts at the following link:
You may also call the Burn Ban Hotline:
Visit Puget Sound Clean Air's Website for the most up to date information.
To purchase a $5 burn permit, you may come into the Headquarters Station during business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or mail $5 in check or cash form to the Headquarters address:
32316 148th Avenue SE
Auburn, WA 98092
Please include your name, address and phone number if you mail in the fee. Senior citizens 60 or older will not be charged a fee. We are unable to process credit cards (cash or checks only).
Burn Permit for a 4' x 4' x 3' Area:
Permits are valid for the burning of Natural Vegetation only and subject to the rules and regulations of Washington State, King County, and the Mountain View Fire. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations may result in the forfeiture of a permit and/or financial restitution to the Fire District for actions taken by the District to mitigate the permittees failure to follow these regulations and rules.
This permit is valid for the address listed only and is non-transferable. This permit must be available for inspection by Fire Department Personnel while the permittee is burning vegetation.
No Burn Permits can be issued to the City of Black Diamond residents. State law prohibits burning of yard waste vegetation within City limits.
Recreational fires are permitted, be sure to review the Recreational Fire Information PDF, located to the right side of this page.
III. Restrictions on Outdoor Fires
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow any outdoor fire:
- 3.1 During any stage of any air pollution episode or period of impaired air quality
- 3.2 Containing garbage, dead animals, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, plastics or any substance other than natural vegetation which normally emits dense smoke or obnoxious odors
- 3.3 Other than the following types:
- Fires for instruction in the method of fighting fires (except forest fires).
- Fires associated with agricultural activities for controlling diseases, insects, weed abatement or development of physiological conditions conducive to increased crop yield, provided written confirmation has been furnished by a designated county extension agent or agricultural specialist designated by the Cooperative Extension Service that burning is the best management practice, and prior written approval has been issued by the Control Officer.
If a person starts a fire with a permit required by this resolution or if a permit holder fails to comply with any provision of this resolution pertaining to fire permits, or of any term or condition of the permit, and as a result of that failure the district is required to suppress a fire, the person or permit holder is liable to the district to reimburse it for the costs of the fire suppression services pursuant to RCW 52.12.108.
This permit may be canceled at any time on complaint or danger of, violation of conditions, nuisance from smoke or fly ash, or if prevailing weather so warrants and the fire must be immediately extinguished. The Fire Chief and/or designee have the authority to ban any and all burning at any time.
No Burning Shall Take Place During the Following Periods
- Burn Bans issued by the Fire Department or County Fire Marshal.
- Burn Bans issued by Puget Sound Air Pollution Agency.
- July 1 through Labor Day, unless extended due to fire hazard.
Burning may be limited during the months of June and September. Please check the website or call (253) 735-0286 before you burn.