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    Welcome! The fire safety burn permit is free and required under Idaho law for any burning outside city limits statewide (excluding campfires) from May 10 to October 20.

    Some cities and other jurisdictions - including local or county fire departments, Idaho DEQ, Tribal Reservations, and others - may have additional or alternate permit systems in place. If that’s true for your burn site and type of burning, then you will be provided instructions on how to apply for a permit from those entities.

    Burning can be limited based on current fire restrictions. This Web site provides information about most current fire restrictions, but check with your local fire department for other restrictions that may be in place at the time you want to burn.

    Also, compliance with air quality regulations is required at the time of burning. You can check air quality conditions online, call the DEQ office in your area before burning, or contact the appropriate Tribe if you plan to burn within Reservation boundaries.

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    Scheduled Maintenance

    We are scheduling an update of the Burn Permit application Monday, April 27th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM MST.

    The Burn Permit Application will have intermittent service during this time.

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    Internet Explorer 7 – 10

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    If you have any issues with any browser please contact us at BurnPermitSupport@idl.idaho.gov. The more information you supply the better we will be able to help.

    Crop Residue Burn Permits

    The DEQ system for administering CRB permits now interfaces with the IDL application for issuing fire safety burn permits so that growers can obtain both permits online at once. Before, growers had to visit separate web sites to obtain each permit. Growers can now log in to the DEQ system and enter all necessary information to obtain the permits at this link: http://deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/crop-residue-burning.aspx .

    Please note that the Nez Perce Tribe, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, or Duck Valley Reservation Boundaries will continue to issue burn permits through the IDL system. DEQ implements the crop residue burning program for the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho by agreement with the Tribe.

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