Activities That Require a Burn Authorization
The following activities require a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service:
- Agricultural burning
- Silvicultural burning
- Land clearing
- Pile burning
- Acreage burning
Activities That Do NOT Require a Burn Authorization
You do not need a burn authorization to burn yard waste as long as:
- The pile is less than 8 feet in diameter,
- You meet the required setbacks, and
- There are no local, city or county ordinances in place that prohibit burning.
Check with your local city and county fire officials to find out if there are any restrictions in your area.