Burn Control

Office Hours  
The building doors are locked for safety reasons, please use the keypad to the left of the entrance to contact us when you arrive.

Public Office Hours: Monday - Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment outside these hours.
You may visit our website for 24/7 services such as the eTRAKiT portal.
Each weekday the Washington State Department of Ecology monitors weather conditions and makes a Daily Burn Decision for agricultural burns.  Ecology then notifies the local Burn Control Officer who reviews the Ecology decision, considers/monitors local conditions and makes a Daily Burn Decision for residential burn permit holders.  Burning is permitted when conditions will allow smoke to rise fast and to dissipate rapidly.  The local decision may be different from the Ecology decision, but it will never be more restrictive. Department of Ecology Learn Before You Burn, Did you know? Illegal Materials, and Quema de Barriles. Sabia Que?

Contact Information: 
Residential Burn Decision Line: 509-524-2612.  Please call after 9:30 AM daily.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 509-524-2610.  Thank You.
Burn Control Zone Map: - County Wide Map

Requirements for all burning in Walla Walla County:
  1. Only natural vegetation can be burned in ANY outdoor fire.
  2. Someone must be monitoring the fire at all times with a water source available significant to control the burn.
  3. If any fire creates a public safety hazard, nuisance or interferes with the right of a person to enjoy their property it must be extinguished immediately.
Burn Permit Renewals
Burn permit holders may renew in three ways - (1) Drop box location at Community Development Department office (310 W. Poplar, Suite 200), (2) by check mailed to the above address, or (3) by calling 509-524-2610 to pay over the phone with a credit or debit card.

Type of Burns and Permits
In an attempt to avoid illegal burning, please read the following educational material. There are six main types of outdoor burning that we see in and around Walla Walla:

Agricultural Burns


Burn Barrels

Fence Line Burns

Recreational Burns

Residential Burns