Open Burning City Ordinace

Trash burning is not allowed within city limits. For more information call the Outdoor Burn Advisory line outside the city limits 997-1757.

LRAPA – (Lane Regional Air Protection Agency) for commercial, industrial, demolition or bond fires, please call 541-736-1056 (Toll Free 1-877-285-7272) to obtain burn permit.


  • Attend the fire at all times
  • Follow the daily start and stop burn times
  • Burn only dry, loosely stacked debris, free of dirt, rocks and other non-combustable materials
  • Have water and tools available for controlling or extinguishing the fire


Garbage, Plastics, Wire Insulation, Asbestos Containing Material, Automobile Parts, Asphalt, Petroleum By-Products, Tires, Petroleum Treated Materials, Rubber Products, Animal Remains, Animal or Vegetable Matter Related to any Food Service or Preparation, or any other Material which normally omits Dense Smoke, Noxious Odors or Hazardous Air Contaminates.

Florence City Code Title 5

Amended by Ord. No 3, Series 2005

Section 5-4-1 DEFINITION

No person shall kindle maintain or allow to be maintained, an outdoor fire, bonfire, rubbish fire, or garbage fire; nor shall any person kindle, maintain or allow to be maintained a fire for the purpose of burning grass, hay, straw, tree limbs and trimmings; nor shall any person maintain or allow to be maintained a fire for land clearing operation or commercial burning; nor shall any person, maintain or allow to be maintained any other type of open burning with the following exceptions:

A. Outdoor recreation fire used for cooking with fire in a fireplace, barbecue set; or an outdoor fire ring or pit fueled with cut and split firewood.

B. Recreation fire in an approved campsite in fire pits provided and fueled with cut and split firewood.

C. Fire set and maintained for fire fighting training or training fire protection personnel.

D. In cases of fire hazard that cannot in the judgment of the fire department be removed or disposed of in any other practical manner, a fire may be allowed by written permit only. Said permit is to be issued by the fire department.

Section 5-4-2 PENALTIES

A. Proceedings for violating of Section 5-4-1 of this Chapter shall be civil in nature, and a violation thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars. ($500.00)

B. Any person who shall violate any other provisions of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more that six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 9, Series 1985.)

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