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Hall County Burn Ban Lifted in 4 Days. Just in Time for you Fall Leaves | Home & Garden

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Hall County Burn Ban Lifted in 4 Days. Just in Time for you Fall Leaves

Atlanta, GA-- On Oct. 1, 2010, residents of Hall County will again be allowed to burn natural plant growth…that is, with the proper permits.

Hall County Fire Services offers two types of permits: residential burn permits and land-clearing burn permits.

  • A residential burn permit is for someone who wants to burn leaves and small tree limbs (no bigger than 3 inches in diameter). To obtain a residential burn permit, call 770-536-2442. This is an automated line and residents should follow the instructions. At the end of the recording, they will receive a burn permit number good for that day only.
  • A land clearing burn permit is a different type of permit and different guidelines must be followed. Land clearing is best defined as the clearing of land and the removing of trees. No matter the use of the land or what the land is zoned, you must get a land clearing burn permit to remove and burn trees.  A permit is required to clear trees for a pasture. According to the GA Environmental Protection Division, the only agricultural burns that are permitted are the burning of crops, fields of grass, wheat or rye. A land clearing burn permit requires an inspection from the Hall County Fire Marshal's Office, as well as a pit and air curtain destructor. To obtain this permit, call the Hall County Fire Marshal's Office at 770-531-6838. You must give the Fire Marshal's Office at least 24 hours notice to ensure your inspection.

Regardless of the permit obtained, only natural plant growth may be burned.  Residents who burn any material other than plant growth or burn without a permit will receive a citation and a fine.

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