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Obtaining a Burn Permit
Please read the city's Open Burn Policy First!

 1.  If you wish to burn at a construction site, permits must be obtained by calling the City Inspection Department at 479-621-1117. 

 2.  Burn permits for agricultural or residential areas can be obtained utilizing the form below or by calling Central Fire Station during normal business hours, 479-621-1179.  Alternatively burn permits can also be obtained by calling the City of Rogers Dispatch Center at 479-636-1234. 

 

Burn Permit Information

The Rogers City Code (Sec. 46-9) establishes the regulations and procedures for open burning within the city limits. While most such burning is prohibited or extremely limited, the following are allowed provided sound fire safety practices are observed:

  • noncommercial cooking of food;
  • ceremonial or recreational purposes;
  • barbecues and outdoor fireplaces used in connection with residence; and "burn barrels" for warmth at bonafide construction site

Additionally, burning for agricultural purposes is allowed in an agricultural zone.  Homeowners can burn "yard waste" in a residential area as long as the burning of such waste does not create a public nuisance and is in compliance with the open burning policy provided below.

 

Open Burn Policy

A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorize to be kindled or maintained any open burning unless conducted and approved in the following manner.

1. Open burning shall not be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions.

2. No burning will be allowed if atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous (Burn Ban). Burn Bans may be issued for one of the following reasons:

a) Wind speeds above 10 miles per hour, if there is a question as to the wind speed, don't burn. 
    High winds can quickly take a controlled fire and make it uncontrolled.
b) Dry conditions or very low relative humidity (below 30%).
c) Governor issued Burn Ban.
d) County Judge issued Burn Ban.
e) Rogers Fire Chief issued Burn Ban.

3. Burning will be allowed from dawn to dusk each day. All fires must be extinguished at dusk.

4. Someone responsible for the open burn must be in attendance at all times.

5. Burn piles must be at least 50 feet from any structure and provisions shall be made to prevent fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure. The following exceptions apply:

a) Open burning in a metal container will be allowed at a distance of 15 feet from structure.
b) The minimum distance required is reduced to 25 feet if the pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and no higher than 2 feet.

6. Responsible person shall have one of the following on site:

a) Fire-extinguisher with a minimum rating of 4-A.
b) Garden Hose.
c) Water Truck.

7. Approved items to burn:

a) Limbs
b) Grass clippings
c) Other vegetation

8. Non-Approved items to burn include, but are not limited to:

a) plastic
b) lumber
c) construction materials
d) trash
e) cardboard
f) paper

Please note that this permit is only good for the day that you apply for the it, if you plan on burning more than one day you will have to apply for a new permit each day. The permit can be revoked at the discretion of the Rogers Fire Department.

                                                   
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Burn bans can be issued the County Judge, or Fire Marshal. It is a good idea to make sure there are not additional burn bans from any of these agencies before submitting the request below.
Submitting this request does not exempt you from any active burn bands from other agencies.
                    
                     1. Click here for County Issued Burn Bans
                     2. Click here for State-Wide Burn Bans


      WARNING       You are responsible for checking wind speeds before burning. Wind speeds must be under 10mph. Violations are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.