Valid residential fire permits for the 2020-2021 burn season are valid thru May 31, 2021.
Please contact the San Juan County Fire Marshall for the most up to date Fire Danger on weekends and Holidays.
Burn Permits for the 2021-22 season will be available for purchase beginning October 2021. San Juan County has made a few changes in how you may obtain burn permits.
All Commercial Burn Permits must be completed/purchased online. Our office is no longer able to distribute/sell Commercial Burn Permits. Please see contact information below.
Residential permits can be done online as well and is the preferred method of the San Juan County Fire Marshall's Office. If you are unable to obtain a permit online, please call the Lopez Fire & EMS office at 360-468-2991 to arrange a hardcopy permit. Please be advised that it will take some time to complete the form and the Fire Station (#41 at 2228 Fisherman Bay Road) is not manned 24/7 so you may not be able to obtain your permit the day of your request. Please plan ahead.
Resident burn permits are valid thru May 31st.
Remember you must have a printed permit on site at the burn location at all times.
Please note that the San Juan County Fire Marshall is the person to contact if you have questions about whether or not you need a burn permit. The Fire Marshall determines burn restrictions and burn bans.
Burn Permit fee is $20.00. If the permit is picked up at the Lopez Fire Station, the payment methods are cash or check, payable to the SJC Fire Marshall.
RJ Myers is our Fire Marshall. His address is 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor. Phone number 360-378-3473.
BURN PERMITS CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE DURING THE BURNING SEASON BY USING THIS LINK TO THE SAN JUAN COUNTY WEBSITE and following their instructions: (Copy and paste this address to your browser)