Burn Ban / Open Burning

Brunswick County Burn Ban Status: No Burn Ban in Effect for the Unincorporated Areas of Brunswick County

When weather or other conditions make controlled burns dangerous, the North Carolina Forest Service or local authorities may enact a burn ban or burning restrictions.

Press Releases:

  • Brunswick County Burn Ban Lifted - Effective June 30, 2023
  • Brunswick County Burn Ban Issued - June 16, 2023 at 10:45 pm
  • Brunswick County Burn Ban Issued - June 28, 2022 at 5 pm

View the N.C. Forest Service Burn Permit Application.

Brunswick County is considered a "High Hazard" County in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 106-942. Special provisions and restrictions may apply. If your burn is for land-clearing purposes AND it will encompass more than five acres, you will require a special permit not available online.

In addition to Brunswick County's Solid Waste Ordinance, open burning is also regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Forest Service depending upon the location and type of open burning.

For further information regarding the air quality regulations, contact North Carolina Environmental Quality - Wilmington Office at 910-796-7215.

For further information regarding forest regulations, contact North Carolina Forest Service - Brunswick County Ranger at 910-755-7772.

If you live in a city, town, or village in Brunswick County, please check with your local municipal official regarding burn bans or open burning regulations.

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