Obtaining a Burn Permit
Please read the city's
Open Burn Policy
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
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
a) Wind speeds above 10 miles per hour, if there
is a question as to the wind speed, don't burn.
winds can quickly take a controlled fire and make it
b) Dry conditions or very low relative humidity
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
a) Fire-extinguisher with a minimum rating of
b) Garden Hose.
c) Water Truck.
7. Approved items to burn:
8. Non-Approved items to burn include, but are not
b) Grass clippings
c) Other vegetation
c) construction materials
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
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
Click here for County Issued Burn Bans
Click here for State-Wide Burn Bans
You are responsible for
checking wind speeds before burning. Wind speeds must be
under 10mph. Violations are punishable by
fines and/or imprisonment.