Burn Ban / Open Burning

Brunswick County Burn Ban Status:

Effective as of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 the County Burn Ban will be lifted for the Unincorporated area.

 

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 – 6-2-2021 @ 5:00 pm

Brunswick County Burn Ban Issued – 5-24-2021 – EXPIRED 

 North Carolina Forest Service Burn Permit [click here]

North Carolina Forest Service “Lifts Burn Ban” As of 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021. This applies to all open burning located more than 100′ feet from an occupied building.

 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 or Town in Brunswick County please check with you local municipal official regarding burn bans or open burning regulations.

County Code:

Article III. Open Burning Ordinance 

Related Links:

Frequently Asked Questions about burn bans / open burning

North Carolina Forest Service – Brunswick County Ranger

North Carolina Environmental Quality – Wilmington Office

Related Publications:

North Carolina Environmental Quality Breathe Don’t Burn Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Illegal Burning Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Land Clearing Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Illegal Burning – Spanish Handout

 

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Contact

Andrew Thompson
Deputy Code Administrator / Fire Marshal

75 Courthouse Drive NE Building “I”
Bolivia, NC 28422
910.253.2041  (Non-Emergency)
andrew.thompson@brunswickcountync.gov

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