Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue
Residential Burn Permit
Emergency: 9-1-1
Physical: 1212 E. First Street, Port Angeles, WA. 98362
Mailing: PO Box 1391, Port Angeles, WA. 98362
Business Phone: 360-457-2550
Fax: 360-457-2551


Note: A PDF version of this form is available here

Permit expires one year from date of issuance.

Read the requirements of the permit below.

THERE IS AN ANNUAL BURN BAN FROM JULY 1 TO OCT. 1. These dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions. It is your responsibility to check with the Fire District to make sure that burning is allowed.

Outdoor burning is prohibited at all times within the Port Angeles Urban Growth Area, except for recreational cooking fires.

  • Burn piles may not be larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet high.
  • Burning is not allowed if wind is blowing from any direction at more than (5) miles per hour.
  • The burn pile must be located a minimum of sixty (60) feel from any structure.
  • The burn pile must be a minimum of five hundred (500) feet from any forest slash.
  • No residential fire shall be commenced before 6:00am., and no material shall be added to any residential fire after 6:00pm.
  • A responsible person shall remain with the fire until the fire is extinguished.
  • Only one (1) residential fire is allowed to be burning at any one time.
  • A shovel and connected water house shall be on site and immediately available.
  • If the fire creates a nuisance from smoke or from flying ash it must be extinguished.
  • No fires shall be conducted during burn bans. Please call (360) 417-4790 to check on the status of bans prior to burning.
  • If an older container is used for burning, it must be constructed of concrete or masonry with a completely enclosed combustion chamber and equipped with a permanently attached spark arrester constructed of iron, heavy wire mesh or other noncombustible material with oepnings not larger than one half inch.
  • Metal burn barrels are not permitted.
  • It is illegal to burn trash of any kind including paper, cardboard, construction debris, etc. This permit allows for burning of natural vegetation only.


Penalties may be assessed for violations of these rules. In addition, the Fire District may recover costs incurred during response, control, or extinguishment of an unlawful or out-of-control fire. The property owner/contractor assumes responsibility for damage to any structure, utility line/pole, tree/shrub, fence, road/right of way or other public/private edifice by smoke, flying ash or flame, and accepts responsibility for any claimed adverse affects to the health of any person or persons in the path of said smoke/flying ash.