From May 1 to September 30, the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issues a burn ban which prohibits all outdoor burning in Paulding County. You may direct questions or comments concerning the burn ban to the EPD.
Between October 1 thru April 30 citizens may burn natural wood products under the following guidelines:
- For all commercial burning (any burns larger than 8' x 8') citizens must call the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770) 443-7821 for permits and instructions.
- Your fire must be attended and under control at all times.
- Your fire must be at least 50' away from any building.
- You must have a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby at all times.
- You may only burn during daylight hours. All fires must be extinguished one hour before dark.
- Wind speed at your burn site must be low (under 10 miles per hour).
- You may only burn natural wood products. Burning other material that is hazardous (such as tires or motor oil) is illegal.
- You are responsible for any damages caused by your fire, as well as any costs that may be incurred to extinguish your fire.
- Call the Burn Line at (770) 505-BURN (2876) to listen to the burn safety message prior to conducting any outdoor burning.