Open Burning Laws - State of Ohio

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The requirements for open burning in the State of Ohio are outlined in both the Ohio Fire Code, Section 307 (G) as well as the burning regulations published by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Property owners should be aware that even if they receive permission of the EPA or the Fire Chief to conduct an authorized burn, the Ohio Fire Code stated that "The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the permit holder, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation."  (OFC 307.3)

The attached information should assist residents in determining what outside fires are permitted.


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