Burning Permits

The City of Parkersburg has ordinances that govern open burning within the city limits. Here are some simple guidelines:

  • Items to be burned are limited to brush and vegetation
  • No burning of trash or building materials is permitted
  • Burning is limited to daylight hours
  • Items should be burned in small piles (less than 10 square feet)
  • Burning must be attended at all times
  • A functional water hose should be present
  • Burn piles should be at least 100 feet from any structure

You must obtain a burning permit prior to burning! There is NO CHARGE for the permit. Please contact the duty officer at 304-424-8450.

The above burning regulations apply only to the City of Parkersburg.

If you live outside the city limits, you should contact the West Virginia Division of Forestry at 304-420-4515 or http://www.wvforestry.com/firelaws.cfm