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Cobb County Fire Marshal's Office


Burning Permit Application

This form is for Bonfires, Large Yard Waste, and Air Curtain Destructors ONLY. You must have the minimum requirements for these permits. Refer to our outdoor burning regulations for more information.​

Please allow 5-7 business days to obtain a permit for a bonfire, large yard waste fire, or Air Curtain Destructor.

Permits are required for:

  • Large yard waste fires: piles larger than 6'x6' and not more than 12'x12', must be 100' from property line, 300' from any structure, limbs not more than 12" diameter. A permit is not required for a fire smaller than a 6’x6’.
  • Bonfires: Bonfires must be 50’ from structures, 100’ from property lines, and completely out by 10:30 p.m.
  • Burning for land clearing (using an air curtain destructor): Hours for commercial and residential burning are 10 AM - 1 hour before sunset.
    • No burning on nights, holidays, or weekends.
    • The location of the air curtain destructor shall be at least 300 feet from any occupied structure or public road.
    • A pit shall be excavated to the following dimensions: 8 feet wide x 12-15 feet deep x 15-30 feet long. 


Contact Name:

Address of Burning Area:

Begin Date of Burning:

End Date of Burning: