Burn Ban Information

This Okanogan County Emergency Management webpage will be the official host page for all the burn ban/restriction information for all unincorporated parts of Okanogan County.

The Okanogan County Burn Restriction has been LIFTED as of Sunday, October 15, 2023.       

Natural vegetation may now be burned within unincorporated areas of Okanogan County.

Be sure to check with your city, town, and DNR for their current burning rules/restrictions.

Visit the DNR website at www.DNR.wa.gov for their current fire danger level and outdoor burning restrictions for lands managed by DNR.

(DNR burning restrictions may apply to your private property if you are assessed a DNR Fire Control tax.  This can be found on your county tax statement).

ALL fires SHALL be attended to at ALL 

On the Colville Reservation contact Mt. Tolman Fire Center for burning rules/restrictions, 509-634-3100

Visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest or the Colville National Forest  Websites for fire danger and outdoor burning restrictions for lands managed by the Forest Service.

For Air Quality burn bans go to DOE and climate information.

It is strongly encouraged to call Okanogan County Sheriff Dispatch at 509-422-7232 option 4 before burning.

BURN RESPONSIBLY, do not be the one trying to explain how your controlled burn turned into an uncontrolled burn, and be a good neighbor and don’t let it smolder.


Fireworks are Illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. County Code

If you do see a wildfire call 911 or Okanogan County Sheriff's Dispatch at 509-422-7232 option 4.

REMEMBER when reporting a wildfire Location, Location, Location, know your surroundings.

DNR 1-800-323-BURN(2876)

U.S. Forest Service Tonasket Ranger District  509-486-2186
U.S. Forest Service Methow Valley Ranger District  509-996-4003

Colville Confederated Tribes (Mt. Tolman)  509-634-3100