Burn Permit

BURN PERMITS ARE FREE and are good for the entire calendar year.

Please check the fire district map to confirm you are in the North Bannock Fire District.

If you are unsure who is your fire district, you can locate the information under Bannock County's taxing district map.

Those not in a fire district can obtain a burn permit from the Idaho Department of lands here.

To "activate/deactivate" your permit when burning within the fire district it is the applicant's responsibility to call

Bannock County Dispatch at (208) 236-7111 (Option 0)

If you're burning on deeded land within the reservation, it may be necessary to obtain a permit from Ft. Hall Land Use as well.

As a courtesy, also call

Ft. Hall Dispatch at (208) 238-4000

Fill out the form below for a new burn permit. Once your application is received by the Fire Chief it will be reviewed and emailed back to you with a permit number. Permits are issued between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and may take up to 24 hours to be received back. To be valid, you must also sign the form and keep it at the burn site with the person overseeing the burn.

Please follow instructions on your permit.

Burn responsibly.

What does the fire safety burn permit cost? Why is it needed?

Burn permits are free of charge and good until December 31st. By obtaining the fire safety burn permit you will help inform fire managers where permitted burning activity is occurring so they can better protect Idaho citizens and resources.

You also will help prevent false runs to fires, saving firefighting resources for instances where they truly are needed. Obtaining the fire safety burn permit lets fire managers know where permitted burning is occurring so they can respond more quickly to a controlled burn if it escapes, potentially reducing the liability of the burner.

Obtaining a fire safety burn permit ensures your burning operation is in compliance with Idaho law (Idaho Code § 38-115). Other laws related to open burning in Idaho also apply.

Please be considerate of others when burning

  • Keep piles small and manageable

  • Be aware of the wind direction and the neighbors it may affect

  • Do NOT burn after dark except for recreational fires

  • Wear PPE to protect from smoke inhalation

  • Do NOT use accelerant to ignite the fire