Annual Burn Ban to be lifted October 1st

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On October 1, 2019 citizens of Hall County will again be allowed to
burn, that is with the proper permits.  Hall County Fire Services offers two types of permits which are residential burn permits and land-clearing burn permits. A residential burn permit is best defined when someone wants to clean up their yard and wants to burn leaves and small tree limbs (no bigger than 3 inches in diameter).

To obtain a residential burn permit you can call (770) 536-2442. This is an automated line and all you need to do is follow the instructions and at the end of the recording, you will receive your burn permit number good for that day only. A land clearing burn permit is a different type permit and you need to follow different guidelines. Land clearing is best defined as the clearing of land and the removing of trees. This type permit requires an inspection from the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office and you must have a pit and an air curtain destructor before you can start burning.

To obtain this permit you must call the Hall County Fire Marshal’s
Office Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You need to give the Fire Marshal’s Office 24 hours’ notice to ensure your inspection.
House Bill 885, which was signed by Governor Deal in 2018, allows landowners performing agricultural burns throughout the State of Georgia to create or expand existing agricultural land on a parcel, lot or tract greater than five acres. Landowners meeting these criteria will need to obtain a permit number from the Georgia Forestry Commission through their Acreage Burn Permitting System. These changes will be noted throughout Hall County as agricultural burns are allowed to be performed without any restrictions, 24 hours a day.

If you have any further questions please call the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office at
(770) 531-2481.

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