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Murfreesboro, TN 37128

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Open Burning

Official Burning Season Requires a Permit

Between October 15 - May 15, every year state law requires citizens to obtain a permit from the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry before conducting any open burning of wood debris. Permits are free of charge. You must call 1-877-350-2876 to obtain a permit. Days outside of the official burning season do not require a permit.


What can you burn?

You may burn only what nature has given you! Leaves, branches, trees, stumps, grass clippings etc. However, it is illegal to burn any of these materials that were not grown on-site. Transporting, dumping, and burning on another site is subject to steep fines.

State law allows for a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per day for each day of violation of the Air Quality Act regardless of the size of the burn.


Illegal Burning Materials

Other Regulations

County Convenience Centers and private garbage haulers are options for property owners to appropriately dispose of household trash.


Helpful Links

More information on open burning

What You Should Know About Open Burning in Tennessee Brochure