Residential Yard Debris Burning

State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission prior to burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that you clean up from your yard. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits.

The toll-free numbers below allow you a quick, easy way to make your yard debris burning notification. Just dial the appropriate 800 number, listen to the message, and leave your name, address and phone number.

The law requires that you clear a firebreak around the burning site and have the right equipment available to keep the fire under control. You must also stay with the fire until it is completely safe. Dispose of yard debris properly (pdf).

In addition to state laws regulating outdoor burning, there may be other local ordinances. Be sure to check on this before burning.

CountyNumber   CountyNumber
Abbeville1-800-895-7056   Greenwood1-800-986-5327
Aiken1-800-895-7057   Hampton1-800-986-5403
Allendale1-800-895-7058   Horry1-800-986-5404
Anderson1-800-895-7059   Jasper1-800-986-5405
Bamberg1-800-895-7060   Kershaw1-800-705-8609
Barnwell1-800-895-7061   Lancaster1-800-705-8610
Beaufort1-800-895-7062   Laurens1-800-705-8611
Berkeley1-800-895-7063   Lee1-800-705-8612
Calhoun1-800-895-7064   Lexington1-800-705-8613
Charleston1-800-986-3593   Marion1-800-705-8614
Cherokee1-800-986-3594   Marlboro1-800-705-8615
Chester1-800-986-3595   McCormick1-800-705-8616
Chesterfield1-800-986-3596   Newberry1-800-705-8617
Clarendon1-800-986-3597   Oconee1-800-705-8618
Colleton1-800-986-3599   Orangeburg1-800-517-9636
Darlington1-800-986-3742   Pickens1-800-517-9637
Dillon1-800-986-3745   Richland1-800-517-9638
Dorchester1-800-986-3746   Saluda1-800-517-9639
Edgefield1-800-986-5138   Spartanburg1-800-517-9640
Fairfield1-800-986-5162   Sumter1-800-517-9641
Florence1-800-986-5165   Union1-800-517-9642
Georgetown1-800-986-5256   Williamsburg1-800-517-9643
Greenville1-800-986-5299   York1-800-517-9644

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