All outdoor burning, with the exception of small recreational fires, is prohibited unless a Burn Permit has been obtained from the Tulalip Forestry Department.
What isn't allowed: It is also illegal to smoke out your neighbor. If they complain, you are required to put the fire out immediately. You can be fined for causing a nuisance, and you may be held financially liable for damages caused by your fire.
What is allowed: Recreational fires are allowed on your own private property and in designated locations in some public parks. However, these fires are restricted to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Recreational fire means cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or seasoned firewood in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes.
This means that a family can have a fire in their backyard purely for enjoyment as long as it is:
If an air-quality burn ban is called (typically in the fall and winter), ALL outdoor fires (including recreational fires) may be prohibited on public and private property.
Complaints or concerns about outdoor burning:
If you have a fire-safety concern, call 911 immediately.
If you see someone burning during an air quality burn ban or have an air quality complaint, call 911 for an emergency situation.
Air Quality vs. Fire Safety Burn Bans
Air quality burn bans are issued and enforced by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency when air pollution levels rise to unhealthy levels. Air quality burn bans typically occur during colder fall and winter months.
Fire safety burn bans are issued by the fire marshal when dry weather conditions heighten the risk of wildfires. Fire safety burn bans are generally called during the summer and can last for several months.
PSCAA is NOT responsible for issuing or enforcing fire safety burn bans.
All burn permits can be obtained from the Tulalip Forestry Program.
Tulalip Bay Fire Department does NOT issue burn permits. Only recreational fires allowed.