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Step 1 - Rules & Regulations

A burn permit is subject to the following requirements:

  1. The Teton County Emergency Dispatch Center shall be notified prior to and at the conclusion of each controlled burn.
    The non-emergency dispatch number is 208-776-8200.
  2. All controlled burns shall be conducted after dawn and extinguished before dusk.
  3. No open burning shall be kindled or allowed to burn within 50 feet of any structure.
  4. Controlled burns shall be attended at all times by a responsible adult until extinguished.
  5. The attendant shall have the resources to extinguish the fire at all times.
  6. The Fire Code Official may prohibit fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such controlled burn hazardous.
  7. Burning shall not be permitted when wind speeds are greater than 10mph or Red Flag Warning Days.
  8. Burning is permitted by property owners, legal occupants and/or authorized individuals.
  9. The permit holder is responsible for complying and abiding all applicable Local, State and Federal laws.
  10. The permit holder will release and hold harmless the Teton County Fire Protection District from any and all liability or damages that may result from this permitted open burning.

Surrounding Areas:

Burn restriction inquiries for the surrounding forests should be directed to the National Forest Service—Teton Basin at: 208-354-2431.

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality prohibits burning the following:

  • Motor Vehicles And Salvage
  • Tires And Rubber Materials
  • Dead Animals
  • Animal Feces
  • Plastics
  • Asphalt Or Composition Roofing
  • Tar
  • Tar Paper
  • Heavy Petroleum Products
  • Paints
  • Lumber Or Timbers Treated With Preservatives
  • Trade Waste
  • Insulated Wires
  • Pathogenic Wastes
  • Or Hazardous Waste.

Consult the Department of Environmental Quality for further assistance by calling: 208-528-2650 or visiting their website .