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October 21st-May 9th: Burn permits are not required for burning slash.
May 10th-June 30th: Burn permits are required and obtained at Idaho Department of Lands.
July 1st-October 20th: No burning is allowed: Boise County Outdoor Burning Ordinance 2017-01 with exception of campfires or fires within an approved fire structure.
State Closed Season for Fires (State Statute 38-115 and 38-116): During the time of May 10th to October 20th each year, any person who burns slash, logs, stumps, grass or other debris must first obtain a permit from Idaho Department of Lands. Campfires are allowed without a permit, so long as "Fire Restrictions" or other rule does not further prohibit them.
Statute 38-115: CLOSED SEASON FOR FIRES — PERMITS — REGULATIONS — EXTENSION OF CLOSED SEASON — SUSPENSION OF PERMITS — PENALTY
Statute 38-116: CAMPFIRES — ACTS PROHIBITED — PENALTY
Boise County Outdoor Burning Ordinance 2017-01: This ordinance further restricts open burning in Boise County from State Law. During the time of July 1st to October 20th (County Closed Season) each year, all open burning is prohibited with the exception of campfires that must be kept to a reasonable size (3'wx3'wx2'h) in an area free of combustible debris or structures for 50' and at least one adult present until the fire is out.
Please explore the links below for more information about current fire restrictions in your area:
IDL Fire Restrictions Page and Current Plan
BLM Public Fire Information Page
Fire restrictions are meant to prevent human-caused wildfires. There are Stage I and Stage II restrictions, with specific prohibited activities for each. Restrictions can be declared in a portion of the state or in multiple areas by local authorities. Local agencies follow established, statewide-approved guidelines for implementing fire restrictions in their geographic areas. Fire restrictions are implemented in accordance with the criteria established in the Idaho Fire Restrictions Plan.
This is an abbreviated list of criteria for Stage 1 and 2 Fire Restrictions.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions:
NOTE: Option 1 Certificates of Compliance are exempt from three-hour fire watches.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality:
The Idaho DEQ website has important information about burning. Please explore their website for the most current information.
DEQ monitors daily air quality and weather conditions throughout the state to evaluate whether outdoor open burning should be limited to protect public health. Local ordinances may also restrict or prohibit open burning due to air quality or fire safety conditions.
If you live within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, check with your tribal air quality office before burning.
Unless a burn ban is in effect or other restrictions apply, outdoor open burning of the following allowed materials may proceed.
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