Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Central Oregon District Burn Information

Open burning within ODF's Central Oregon District may require a permit.  Please contact your local ODF Office if you are uncertain whether a permit is required.  Sometimes a permit from your local fire department is needed, rather than from the Department of Forestry.  Typically burning small yard debris piles within a local fire department's jurisdiction will be directed by the fire department.  All burning of logging slash requires a permit from ODF.  Please follow all directions from the burn permit or burn line.

  • Open burning (other than logging slash) within the John Day Unit (outside fire department jurisdiction) does not require a permit from ODF.
  • Burning of machine piled slash piles within the John Day Unit are not allowed after March 31st.
  • All open burning within the John Day Unit will be prohibited after June 1st.  
  • Open pile burning within Wasco and Hood River counties will be closed after May 15th.  All burning including burn barrels is prohibited after July 1st.