Outdoor Burning Regulations
NO DEBRIS BURNING INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF REDMOND AT ANY TIME
Campfires, warming fires, and cooking fires, in approved fire rings or appliances, are allowed year round when the regulations below are followed. These fires are allowed within city limits and no permit is required.
All types of fires may be banned in peak fire conditions.
A burn permit is required for open burning. Burn permits can be obtained by downloading the Burn Permit app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. You can also visit the Public Fire Safety website to obtain a permit.
- Each day, before you begin your outdoor burning, you must call the outdoor burning number at 541-504-5035 or utilize the burn permit app to determine if burning is allowed.
- You are completely responsible, criminally and personally, including any suppression costs, for any fire you start. These regulations do NOT relieve responsibility for conducting a safe and attended burn.
- All fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. Fires should be cold to the touch to be considered completely out.
- A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment such as a shovel and dirt, garden hose, or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.
- Open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous. The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of any fire which creates or adds to a hazardous situation.
- All fires shall have a minimum of 10 feet around the fire clear of combustibles.
- An adult must be in attendance at all times.
Items Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will not allow being burned:
- Garbage (this includes household garbage)
- Wire insulation
- Automobile parts
- Asphalt, shingles, or tarpaper
- Petroleum-treated materials
- Painted or treated wood
- Rubber products, including tires
- Commercial, demolition, or construction waste
- Animal remains
- Animal or vegetable matter from food preparation
- Any material that emits dense smoke or noxious odors
Items Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) allows to be burned:
- Domestic: paper, cardboard, clothing
- Yard debris: wood, needle, or leaf materials from trees, shrubs, or plant
To file a complaint, DEQ may be reached at, 541-388-6146, or via their website.
Residential Outdoor Burning of Yard Debris (only permitted outside the Redmond city limits with a valid permit)
Provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to any structure*. To apply for a permit, download the Burn Permit app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
- Fires in approved containers shall not be less than 15 feet from any structure.
- The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 25 feet where the pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.
- The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 50 feet where the pile size is greater than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
- Burn piles need to be sized so fires will be completely out by the required time indicated on the burn information line.
- Burn barrels shall be at least 15 feet from any structure.
- Absolutely no debris burning after dark.
Open debris burning inside the city limits of Redmond is prohibited per Redmond Fire & Rescue Ordinance #5. Failure to comply can result in a citation and fines.
*Structure: anything constructed or built (fences, decks, buildings, sheds, and covered patios) located on or attached to the ground, except ground-level outdoor areas such as paved areas, driveways or walks.
Recreational fires shall not be larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height and shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions that could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Bonfires, Ceremonial Fires, & Other Special Fires
To obtain permission to have a bonfire, ceremonial fire, or other special fires contact the Fire & Life Safety Division at Redmond Fire & Rescue located at 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond, or call 541-504-5010 at least 5 working days prior to the event.
If approved, a bonfire shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions that could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
To Report an Illegal Burn
Call the non-emergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911 to report an illegal burn. Or to report individuals who are burning items not approved by DEQ, please call DEQ at 541-388-6146.
DEQ violations that come to the attention of the fire department will be referred to DEQ for enforcement action.