Frequently Asked Questions

Know The Law… Before Burning Outdoors in Florida: Florida’s Outdoor Burning and Forest Fire Laws Brochure

Did You Know…

  • Escaped debris burning is one of the leading causes of wildfires in Florida?
  • The Florida Forest Service administers Florida’s outdoor burning and forest fire laws?
  • Some types of burning require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service while others do not?
  • Burning yard waste does not require an authorization but you must follow the rules for your area?

Click Here for a brochure outlining the rules for burning outdoors in Florida.