Burning Regulations

All citizens and property owners in Evansville and within the City’s surrounding area (EEPA jurisdiction) are expected to comply with local burning regulations as outlined in the Evansville Municipal Code 16.05.200.

 

Inside the Evansville City limits:

ONLY Recreational Fires which comply with Municipal Guidelines are permitted.

        ALL Recreational Fires require advance approval from the EEPA.

Please click on “Recreational Fire Guidelines” in the menu to the left of this screen for further information.

 

Outside the Evansville City limits, but still under EEPA jurisdiction within Vanderburgh County:

Recreational Fires which comply with Municipal Guidelines are permitted.

ALL Recreational Fires require advance approval from the EEPA.

Use of a burn barrel is permitted, however, advance approval is required. (Burn barrels are NOT allowed at mobile home parks, apartment/condominium complexes, or similar multi-family dwellings.)

Open Burn Variances are permitted, pending approval of a required application, inspection, and fee. This permit has strict guidelines which must be followed. Click on “Open Burn Variances” in the menu to the left of this screen for further information.

Air Curtain Destructors are permitted, pending approval of a required application, inspection, and fee. This permit has strict guidelines which must be followed. Click on “Air Curtain Destructor” in the menu to the left of this screen for further information.

 

Outside EEPA jurisdiction:

Slightly different open burning regulations may apply for areas outside the EEPA’s jurisdiction. Please click on “Outside EEPA Jurisdiction” in the menu to the left of this screen for further information.

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Please report illegal burning, such as burning trash or leaves to the EEPA at (812)435-6145 during normal business hours. After hours, on weekends and holidays, you may leave a detailed message on our telephone answering machine. If the fire appears to be an emergency, a hazard, or is a nuisance, call 9-1-1 and the Fire Department will respond.

For information regarding additional burning options or exemptions please contact the EEPA office at (812)435-6145 or send an email to: eepa@evansvillegov.org.

Last updated: 4/27/2010 11:42:59 AM
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