Debris Burning Is Currently,
EFFECTIVE 12:00PM OCTOBER 12TH, 2020
DEBRIS BURNING WILL
01:00AM TUESDAY JUNE 22ND, 2021
Burn Permits are required for All Burn Barrels, Recreational Fires, open piles, and open burning Within the city of Gearhart
Permits can be picked up at City Hall or the Fire Department
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Additional information for Gearhart (City Limits)
Burn Permit Guidelines:
Burning is only allowed during daylight hours. NO BURNING AFTER DARK
All Burning shall be attended continuously. Water and a fire tool must be readily available at all times while burning.
Any complaint of a smoke problem may result in the Fire Department ordering extinguishment of the fire.
Construction and demolition waste burning is prohibited per CITY OF GEARHART BURNING ORDINANCE NO. 875.
Burn Barrels must have a screen with maximum 1/4 inch openings and be at least 10 feet from combustibles.
No outdoor burning will be permitted after dark.
The Fire Department may inspect piles prior to issuing a permit and re-inspect throughout the year.
Special Permit Fires are not available online (piles larger 4ft. by 4ft.)
Recreational Fires are allowed under the following guidelines:
Burn permits are currently required within the city limits of Gearhart
At Designated campsites, personal residence, or beaches.
No closer than 50 feet of dune grass, and 15 ft away from any structure. Fires are not allowed in drift-wood.
Clear combustibles (brush, grass, etc.) 5 feet around and 10 feet above.
Maximum fire size cannot be greater than 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet high.
Must be attended at all times.
Must be completely extinguished prior to leaving.
May not be allowed during periods of extreme fire conditions.
When enjoying a fire on the beach please do not cover your fire with sand. Spread out the ashes. This prevents other beach visitors from inadvertently stepping on hot coals later.
During periods of extreme dryness or winds burning may be restricted.
Typically during fire season on burn barrels are allowed, and only from sunrise to 10 am.