Outdoor Burning

About Open Burning


Open burning may be permitted in the City of Marietta October 1st through April 30th. To obtain a permit, request a permit for every day you intend to burn. The Marietta Fire Marshal's Office may deny permission if conditions are too windy or too dry.
  • Consider wind/weather conditions - permits will not be allowed on days winds are expected over 10 MPH.
  • A burning permit is only granted for the reduction of leaves, pine straw, and twigs.
  • Burning is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. and one hour before sunset - permits may be applied for between 9 AM and 5:30 PM.
  • Burning must be at least fifty feet from any structure.
  • A garden hose connected to water supply must be available
  • The fire must be attended by an adult at all times that is unimpaired by drugs or alcohol.
If a smoke nuisance occurs because of the fire, the Marietta Fire Department may request the fire be extinguished.

The following are not required to obtain a burn permit; however, safety precautions should still be undertaken:
  • Small cooking fire on your property
  • Small recreational fire on your property
  • Outdoor chimneys or fireplaces not in contact with the ground
Burning household trash is never allowed in Georgia, and violators may be subject to fines.

Additional Information


For more information about the open burning ban, call the Environmental Protection Division's air protection branch at 404-363-7000 or visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources EPD website.


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