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Burn season ENDED on October 1st, 2023
Burn Permits are required for All Burn Barrels, Recreational Fires, open piles, and open burning
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Within the city of Gearhart Permits can be filled out online with the link below.
-WIthin the Rural Fire District (Outside of Gearhart City Limits) calling Oregon Department of Forrestry

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Additional information for Gearhart (City Limits)

BURNING INFORMATION:

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.

Restrictions:

During periods of extreme dryness or winds burning may be restricted.

During fire season, burn barrels are allowed only from sunrise to 10 am.

 

For up-to-date information on burning Please view the Burning page on our website, you can call the fire station 503-738-7838, check our Facebook, all Seaside Dispatch 503-738-6311.

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