How to Obtain a Burn Permit
Complete a Burn Permit Application for each burn site location and submit it (with the appropriate application fee) to:
Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Attention: Burn Permits
3800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1400, Phoenix, AZ 85012
An inspector will visit the site(s) before the permit can be issued. If you have questions about the permit application process, call 602-506-6010 or email AQPermits@maricopa.gov.
Before the Burn
Almost all burning activities require the following three steps (after a burn permit, if needed, has been issued):
- Call 602-506-6400 or visit our Burn Restrictions Advisory Page to determine if a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) or director-determined no-burn day has been declared. If an HPA or director-determined no-burn day has been declared, you may not burn on that day.
- Call your local fire department or dispatcher center and notify them of your intent to burn. If they do not give permission to burn, you may not burn on that day.
- Notify the Air Quality Department by phone 602-506-6010, fax 602-506-0586, or email at AQpermits@maricopa.gov with your burn information.
Fines range from $50 up to $250 depending on the number of wood burning violations an individual receives per year.
Report a Violation
The air quality hotline is 602-372-2703 and it is available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with voicemail available outside of business hours. You can also complete the online Air Quality Violations Report Form.
Page reviewed 04 June 2019