The process of applying for your annual burn permit, paying the fee, and scheduling the inspection are now all online! Review the information below and submit your application.
The City of Ferndale's Open Burning Ordinance allows for backyard fires with a permit. Permits:
Disclaimer: Applicants should ensure required conditions can be met before completing the permit application. Processed permit fees will not be returned to applicants unable to satisfy requirements.
Renters MUST have a signed letter of consent from the property owner for open burning on the property before applying. This will be a required attachment to the application.
Applicants who are confident they can meet the required conditions for an open burning permit can begin the application process by clicking here. The online system will take you through the application process. Once the application is submitted, multiple emails will be sent to complete the online payment and schedule the required inspection. The permit will be issued electronically to the applicant after payment is processed. Failure to schedule an inspection or inability to satisfy required conditions as determined by inspection will result in the permit being revoked.
The online application process can be completed in less than 5 minutes.
For additional questions, please contact:
Ferndale Fire Marshal
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.