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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Statewide Annual Burn Ban Runs Ended September 30th

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October 24, 2022

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager

lwiles@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5509

MARIETTA - The Annual Statewide Burn Ban, issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, ended on September 30th. Open burning may be permitted in the City of Marietta from October 1 through April 30. 

When obtaining a permit, please remember to request a permit for every day you intend to burn. The Marietta Fire Prevention Division may deny permission if conditions are too windy or too dry. To review the burning guidelines, request a burn permit, or receive more information, please visit the website or contact the City of Marietta's Fire Marshal's Office at 770-794-5466.

Guidelines:

  • Consider wind/weather conditions.
  • A burning permit will be granted only for the reduction of leaves, pine straw, and twigs.
  • Burning is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. and one hour before sunset.
  • Burning must be at least fifty feet from any structure.
  • A garden hose connected to water supply must be available.
  • Fire must be attended by an adult at all times.

If a smoke nuisance occurs because of the fire, the Marietta Fire Department will request the fire be extinguished.