HCFR reminder: Burn ban lifted but burn permits required

The summertime ban on outdoor burning in Hall and several other north and central Georgia counties was lifted effective Sunday. However, Hall County Fire Rescue (HCFR) reminds residents that permits for such activity are required in the county.

The county has two types of permits consisting of residential burn permits and land-clearing/commercial
burn permits.
A residential burn permit is issued for residents to clear their yard of leaves and limbs. To obtain a residential burn permit you can visitwww.hallcounty.org/196/Fire-Services and click on the link at the top of the page to submit your information to receive your burn permit number.
The land-clearing/commercial burn permit is regulated by the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) guidelines, and the burn pits require an inspection from the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office. Land-clearing is best defined as the removal of trees for agricultural, residential, or commercial purposes. You are required to have a burn pit meeting the EPD guidelines, and have an air curtain destructor present before you may legally burn.
Contact the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. to schedule a burn pit inspection and schedule your burn pit inspection a minimum of 24 hours prior to the requested burn day.
If you have any questions or need to schedule a land clearing permit inspection call the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office at (770) 531-6838.