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Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

Open Burn Permit Applications Page



Persuant to section 9-20 of the LFUCG Code of Ordinances, open burning in the entire county is prohibited except in certain situations or when a permit is obtained. Please review the rules and regulations regarding open burning at the link below and then apply for a permit if applicable.

Open Burning Regulations

Open Burn Permit Application


Open Burning Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a burn permit for my grill or fire pit?
A: No, but please ensure that these appliances are far away from any structures or wooded areas and that only wood or charcoal are burned. Burning trash is strictly prohibited. Fire pits must be small in size and do not include "bon fires." If a neighbor complains about excess smoke, the fire may have to be extinguished. Please use common sense and never leave fires unattended.

Q: Can I burn trash?
A: NO. Only wood, brush and charcoal may be burned in Fayette County.

Q: I'm in a rural area of the county, do I still need a permit?
A: Yes. All open burning is regulated with the boundaries of Fayette County.

Q: How long is my permit good for?
A: In most cases permits are good for 30 days maximum.

Q: How long will it take to approve my permit?
A: LFUCG ordinances allow up to 20 days for approval but in most cases permits are issued in much less time, depending on the work load of the Fire Investigation Bureau.

Q: Once I submit my burn permit application, am I approved to burn?
A: No. You will be contacted by the Fire Investigation Bureau to set up a site inspection if you are applying for a new permit. If you are renewing a permit, you will be contacted to confirm your application has been received and the permit has been renewed.









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