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New Unincorporated Lake County Open Burning Restrictions

Effective  June 1, 2022.

Allowed Under Ordinance

Recreational wood-burning fires that are no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ if  used for warming, cooking, and other recreational purposes.


Prohibited at All Times Under Ordinance

Burning garbage, refuse, or construction materials (note that this has been prohibited for many years)

Burning non-woody yard waste, such as leaves and grass.


Restricted Under Ordinance

Burning woody yard waste would be permitted annually between Nov. 1 – March 31. Woody yard waste generally consists of sticks, branches and tree limbs

Permanent Open Burning Ordinance (Effective June 1, 2022)

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