Outdoor Burning

Burn ban status

There are two types of burn bans regularly issued in Snohomish County - Air Quality Burn Bans and Fire Safety Burn Bans.

Air quality

Air Quality Burn Bans

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency monitors burn ban status restricting outdoor burning for air quality reasons, and indoor burning in fireplaces and wood stoves. They also handle air quality complaints. 

Current Air Quality Burn Ban Status
Hotline: 800-595-4341

Fire safety

Fire Safety Burn Bans

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office issues burn bans for fire safety reasons. Typically during dry, hot summer months.

Current Fire Safety Burn Ban Status
Hotline: 425-388-3508 

Open Burning Handout