Current Burn Information

EFFECTIVE Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Burn ban includes all types of burning including Agricultural burning

Last update: 6/16/2021 5:17:18 AM
If the burn line message has not been updated today, please call (541) 966-3651
Burn Line (541) 278-6397

It's time to renew your permit for 2021!!    

Umatilla County Courthouse remains open for business but has implemented significant procedures and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The public is encouraged not to make unnecessary trips to Umatilla County offices.

Smoke Management & Burn Permits can be processed electronically via email or through the postal service. We have a secure online platform if you wish to use your debit/credit card to pay for your permit, just include a request for this in your email.  Staff is available during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm) to answer your questions by phone at 541-278-6252. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Designated Burn/No Burn Days

The designation of a Burn or No Burn day shall apply to all areas of the county. The following days will automatically constitute No Burn days:

  • Air stagnation days. Days that are designated by the National Weather Service.
  • Fire Safety Days. Days on which the State Fire Marshall, his designated agent, or the Board of Commissioners has determined burning should be prohibited based on general fire safety conditions.
  • Haze reduction days. The following days will be Haze Reduction Days:
    • Pendleton Round-Up. Open burning covered by this permit, is prohibited county wide from the Saturday preceding Round-Up through the Sunday following Round-Up.
    • National Holidays. Memorial Day weekend (Saturday through Monday). July 4th (Independence Day). Labor Day weekend (Saturday through Monday).
    • Other Festivals & Events. For the events listed below, no open burning will be allowed within a radius of three miles of the event site, nor within 5 miles generally upwind of the site.
      • Umatilla County Fair & Farm City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston).
      • Fort Henrietta Days Celebration (Echo).
      • Hermiston Days
      • OSU/USDA Experimental Station Research Field Day (Adams).
      • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation events (to be identified and applied for inclusion on a yearly basis).
      • Caledonian Games (Athena).
      • Muddy-Frogwater Festival (Milton-Freewater).
      • Walla Walla County Fair (Walla Walla)