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Burn Permits

Burn Permits

Burn season begins on March 30 and ends on May 30 and in the fall beginning September 15 thru October 30

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued rules for open burning.

Open burning is regulated by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ). There are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities to help minimize emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are met. Recent modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement to obtain a permit from the local fire department prior to burning.

Steps to Obtaining a Burn Permit:

  • Applicants that live in Lehi are required to complete the open burn permit application on the DAQ web site. (After the application is completed and submitted, a copy of the application will be sent electronically to the Lehi Fire Department.)
  • Fill out and print the city of Lehi’s Burn Permit 
  • Pay the $10.00 Fee

Agricultural permits will be issued to agricultural and horticultural operations only and will require the Fire Marshal’s approval.

Due to Covid-19 we are limiting the traffic into the station. If you are having trouble with the links above and need assistance please call 385.201.1081 (Mon-Thursday 7am-6pm & Fri 8am-4pm)

Day of Burning

  • Please call the burn line on the days you decide to burn to ensure it is a GREEN burn day 801-851-2876
  • Have a copy on hand of your burn permit as well as proof of payment. If the fire department is called out, both will be required.

Residential Burn Permit Checklist

Permit subject to the following condition:

  1. Permit is issued to the property address ONLY.
  2. Applicant must be in legal control of the property on which the burning is to take place.
  3. Only clippings, bushes, plants, and punning’s incident to property clean-up and dry grasses can be burned. Yard Clean up only. NO LARGE BRANCHES OR TREE STUMPS.
  4. Materials to be burned are to be thoroughly dry.
  5. Call 851-BURN (851-2876) each day to establish that it is a legal burn day. Burning may start at daylight and shall be extinguished completely before dark, cold to the touch.
  6. Burning shall not be done when atmospheric conditions is 500 or less which is considered poor atmospheric ventilation or local circumstances make such fire hazardous; i.e. when high or moderate winds are present.
  7. Fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person with a means to extinguish the fire, such as a garden hose or other extinguishing materials. (ie. fire extinguisher, dirt, sand, water bucket.)
  8. A safe distance, a minimum of 50 feet from any building, structure or other combustible material shall be maintained. Exception: if the pile is less than 3 feet in diameter and less than 2 feet high, the minimum distance shall be 25 feet from structures or other combustible materials. Such burning shall not pose a threat to Wildland-Urban Interface lands.
  9. If the fire is reported to be a nuisance it shall be extinguished immediately.
  10. This permit is non-transferable to another person or property.

Failure to comply with all conditions of this permit may result in a citation being issued to the applicant/property owner or revocation of this permit.

This burn permit shall NOT be used by contractors for the use of clearing land for development of residential, commercial or industrial projects.

Absolutely No burning of manufactured items such as: tires, construction materials, coated wire, plastics, household trash or rubbish. Oil or fuel products cannot be used to start fires or be included in materials to be burned. Items not grown on the property cannot be burned.

A burning permit is subject to the laws of the State of Utah and Lehi City and the conditions stated upon or attached to this permit. The Lehi City Fire Marshal reserves the right to refuse, revoke or postpone the permit when the fire department deems it necessary to prevent danger to life or property. An open burning permit shall give permission to burn only under prescribed conditions. The permit shall in no way relieve any individual from personal liability due to neglect or negligence. Any person responsible for the existence or spread of fire necessitating suppression action shall be liable for the payment of costs.

Fire Marshal: Garion Rowett