Burn Permits

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FIRE DANGER - LOW

UPDATE: Tuesday 10/26/21 - We have moved our fire danger to LOW.  Burn permits are being issued for residential yard waste (not exceeding five feet high or five feet wide), burn barrels, & hand/machine piled slash (requires a pre-inspection prior to burn).

Recreational fires, cooking fires, and small camping fires consisting of clean wood do NOT require a permit. 

You can get your no cost 10 day burn permits online at the Idaho Department of Lands - www.burnpermits.idaho.gov

Please burn responsible and check the Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-633-6247 (option #3 for Kootenai County) or you can go online to www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality for conditions prior to burning.  If the air quality is GREEN, burning is allowed. If it is Yellow, a voluntary burn ban is in effect.  If it is RED burning is NOT allowed in the District. 

Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will enforce all burning regulations year-round for areas within our Fire Protection District.  It is the permits holder's responsibility to ensure that they are burning safely and within the regulation guidelines set by KCFR, IDL, & DEAQ.  A copy/picture of your burn permit must be onsite while burning. If you should have any questions, please call our office M-F at 208-777-8500.

Fire Restriction Hotline: 1-844-433-4737 or idahofireinfo.com 


What District am I in?

Not sure what fire district you reside in?  Click here to view a map of the fire districts in our area. (This is a large file and may take extra time to download).



Helpful links for burn permit information: 

Instructions for using the IDL burn permit system

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Recreational/cooking fire rules & requirements

Burn Barrel rules & requirements

Yard Waste rules & requirements

Slash Pile rules & requirements

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