Conditions for When Open Burning is Permitted in Loudoun County
When Burning Is Allowed
Fire Marshal Disclaimer
- When not otherwise prohibited as outlined on the Prohibited Open Burning webpage.
- For the burning of leaves, trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings generated onsite, where street side trash service is not available for this purpose. The burning may be no closer than 50 feet from a structure.
- For agricultural purposes, such as clearing a field or fence row, for materials generated onsite. The burning may be no closer than 1,000 feet from an occupied structure and may not pose a hazard to highways and airfields.
- For bonfires, provided that they consist of seasoned wood, piled neatly, no more than five feet in diameter by five feet in height. The burning may be no closer than 50 feet from a structure.
- Portable fire pits and chimneas are allowed and are not considered open burning if operated within manufacturer's specifications.
- Questions may be directed to the Fire Marshal's Office at 703-737-8600 during normal business hours.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal may impose regulations, at any time, based upon complaint, atmospheric, or other environmental circumstances, to restrict or extinguish any fire that is otherwise permitted according to these guidelines.