Burn Permit Application
Welcome to the SCFD Online Permit System.
Please read all information carefully before obtaining a burn permit.
Permits are now available online or by visiting a county fire
Permits for open burning (brush) and agricultural (crops) are free of
Permits are required before burning
materials on your property.
Permits are not required for cooking, small
recreational fire, outdoor fireplace or chiminea.
Permits are required for
each address where burning occurs.
Permits will be valid through the end of the
- Permits expire at 11:59 p.m. on December 31.
Call 911 before burning each day you intend to use your permit.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FIRE, AND ITS SMOKE.
Please complete all fields, read the requirements and acknowledgement and affirmation below
then click the submit button at the bottom of this page. A Burn Permit will automatically be generated
for you to print. The person conducting the burn must be in possession of
the permit during the burn.
This permit applies to all unincorporated areas of
Sedgwick County ONLY and those communities served by Fire District 1.
Prior written approval is required from Haysville, Park
City, and Maize city governments before proceeding. Check other local
governments for specific instructions.
Failure to abide by the terms set forth below could result in
fines up to $1000.
permit, once approved, is valid through the end of the current year.
Permits expire at 11:59 P.M. on December 31.
BURN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
By accepting a permit, you agree to abide by the following
EXAMPLES OF AGRICULTURAL BURNS:
I am in legal control of the lot or parcel of land herein described or have
permission from the person with legal control of the lot or parcel of land
A competent person of legal age will attend burning continuously from the time
of ignition to the time of extinguishment.
Burning will not be permitted if the wind speeds exceed 15 miles per hour.
FOR FIELD TYPE FIRES: a fire break (plowed or disked) of a least 20 feet on
all sides of the area to be burned shall be provided.
FOR NON-FIELD FIRES: adequate clearance shall be provided from readily
combustible materials. A minimum of 100 feet from any structure and 10
feet from any property line shall be provided from the fire area.
Burning shall not create a smoke nuisance or hazard to neighboring properties or
persons. Precautions shall be taken to assure confinement, intensity, and
size of said burn.
Burning of ANY HEAVY smoke-producing material is strictly prohibited. Per
Kansas State regulations K.A.R. 28-19-647(e)(2), burning of tires, pallets, railroad or bridge lumber,
any treated lumber, plastics or rubber is illegal. When burning wood
products only, "clean wood" shall be burned. (Garbage may be burned in
approved barrels in approved locations without a permit.)
A garden hose or other fire extinguishing equipment shall be available at the
Burning shall be conducted one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset.
(Exception: Agricultural crops or other specifically approved fires.)
The person doing the burning will be in possession of this permit during the burn
for immediate inspection by authorities.
Starting fires with combustible or flammable liquids is prohibited unless special
permission is obtained from the Sedgwick County Fire Marshal's Office.
Using gasoline or other ignition liquids in this manner is extremely dangerous!
(examples are not all inclusive)
EXAMPLES OF OPEN BURNS:
Removal of stubble from crops.
Removal of brush and tree trimmings or other vegetation when done to control
invasions of trees on croplands.
Other approved agricultural related burning.
(examples are not all inclusive)
Burning of brush and tree trimmings on residential or commercial
property, brush and tree trimmings must be cut from the permit location.
(Material to be burned may not be hauled or brought in from outside the permit
Burning that is considered to be necessary and in the public's interest as
determined on a case-by-case basis (roadway clearings, salvage operations,
structures, storm debris, etc.)
Burning of cut trees, vegetation or other clean wood for recreational enjoyment,
commonly known as a "bonfire".
It is mandatory that the permit holder call the Sedgwick County
9-1-1 dispatcher by telephone prior to conducting a permitted burn, notifying them
of location and permit number.
Sedgwick County 9-1-1 does not authorize any
burning but simply gathers information on open burns called in for the day.
It is the responsibility of the permit holder to check current weather
conditions for wind speeds and other atmospheric conditions. Kansas Law
states that a person shall not burn if the winds are under 5 mph or over 15 mph
while burning. Kansas Law also states that open burning shall not be
conducted during inclement weather, i.e. rainy conditions, fog, snow, or low
You are required to abide by all of these codes and laws as
well as those listed herein. Fines for violations can be as much as
Acknowledgement and Affirmation
By submitting this online application I do hereby make application for a permit to conduct a burning operation in Sedgwick County Fire District 1
pursuant to the authority contained in Chapter 12 of the Sedgwick County Code.
I understand that the Fire Chief or his designated representative has the authority to revoke or cancel this permit
and can require extinguishment of the burn. I hereby absolve Sedgwick County Fire District 1 from any responsibility from damage which
may be caused to any person or to property by reason of the permitted burn, arising from any act or acts of myself, my agents, employees
or subcontractors and shall release and forever discharge, and shall save and hold harmless, Sedgwick County Fire District 1, Sedgwick
County and the Board of County Commissioners of Sedgwick County, Kansas, and their agents and employees; administrators, successors,
contractors, sub-contractors and officers from each and every right and claim which I may hereafter have on account of damages to my
(or the property owners) property or any other persons property resulting from any incident, occurrence or activity arising from the
permitted burn and from liability of any nature or kind connected with the permitted burn, operations or work performed hereunder arising
out of any negligent or willful act or omission of any person/entity or of any employee or agent of that person/entity to the degree such
indemnification is allowed by law. I hereby affirm that the information I have provided is true and correct.
I have read the burn permit requirements of this application and
reviewed and understand Chapter 12 of the Code of Sedgwick County, Kansas
regarding Fire Prevention and Protection.
I agree to comply with all rules, regulations and requirements of Sedgwick
County Fire District 1 and the State of Kansas.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.