When do I need a burn permit?

What You Need a Burn Permit For

Geary County rural residents are issued burn permits for the following instances:

  • Burning brush piles
  • Burning fallen wood
  • Crop management

Household trash burning in the unincorporated areas of the county does not require a burn permit as long as the trash is burned in a metal can or barrel with a screen covering or in a pit.

What Permits Will Not Be Issued For

Permits will not be issued for the burning of debris to include:

  • Lumber
  • Lumber products
  • Shingles
  • Tires


All fires must be monitored until the fire is out!

Large Quantities of Timber

Permits issued through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is required for large amounts of timber. We can assist in filling out the paperwork, but please be aware that it can take several days to receive a state permit.

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1. When do I need a burn permit?
2. How do I obtain a Geary County burn permit?
3. What do I need to do before starting a burn?
4. When am I not allowed to burn?
5. What do I do if the fire gets out of control?
6. Is there someplace I can check to see if burning is allowed?