Burn Ban Lifted: Unincorporated Areas of Brunswick County


Burn Ban Lifted: Unincorporated Areas of Brunswick County

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Effective at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the burn ban is lifted for the unincorporated area within Brunswick County. The burn ban was originally issued May 24, 2021.

Unincorporated areas are not in a city or town. If you are located in a city or town, contact your local municipal official with questions related to open burning.

Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson reminds residents that only natural vegetation, which includes leaves, tree trimmings, or yard debris, can be legally burned within 100 feet of any structure. Also, any outdoor burning that occurs more than 100 feet from a structure requires a North Carolina Forestry burning permit.

Obtain a North Carolina Forestry burning permit at no charge either in person during normal business hours at the Brunswick County Code Administration building at 75 Courthouse Drive Building I in Bolivia, North Carolina, or complete an online application at ncforestservice.gov/burn_permits/burn_permits_main.htm

Permit holders are encouraged to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 910.253.2505 to let them know they have a forestry burn permit and will be burning.

For additional information, call the North Carolina Forest Service–Brunswick Office at 910.755.7772 or the Brunswick County Fire Marshal’s Office at 910.253.2041