Burn Permits Required Starting October 15th
If you have some brush you need to burn, you have until Friday to burn without a permit. Starting on Saturday, October 15th the state requires that you get a burn permit to burn any leaves or brush piles you have. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry says after the 15th, we head into the fall fire season. The department says that dry conditions and trees shedding their leaves lend to the fire danger at this time of year. Debris burn permits for leaf and brush piles are available at no charge on the MyTN mobile app or online at burnsafetn.org. You can apply for a permit the same day you plan to burn. Online permits can be obtained daily from 9 a.m. to midnight ET for any size leaf and brush burn piles. The department of agriculture reminds you that each pile should be completely extinguished by the time your permit expires and you are required to stay with the fire until it is extinguished. Burning without a permit is a class C misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine.