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Burning

October 4th, 2016. All Fire Restrictions have been lifted for the year. 
Permits are required for burning, please see below for a complete list of rules and information. 


Recreational Fires are allowed under the following guidelines:

  • At Designated campsites, personal residence, or beaches.
  • No closer than 50 feet from dune grass, and 15 ft away from any structure.Fires are not allowed in drift-wood.
  • Clear combustibles (brush, grass, etc.) 5 feet around and 10 feet above.
  • Maximum fire size cannot be greater than 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet high.
  • Must be attended at all times.
  • Must be completely extinguished prior to leaving.
  • May not be allowed during periods of extreme fire conditions.


When  enjoying a fire on the beach please do not cover your fire with sand. Spread out the ashes. This prevents other beach visitors from inadvertently stepping in hot coals later.

 


Burn Permits

Burn permits are currently required for burn barrels, open piles, and open burning.

Burn Permits must be obtained at the Fire Station. They are valid for each calendar year, free of charge. and can be obtained week days from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

Each day you plan to burn you must first call Seaside Dispatch at 503-738-6311  to activate your permit for the day.

Burn Permit Guidelines:

  • Burning is only allowed during daylight hours.  NO BURNING AFTER DARK
  • All Burning shall be attended continuously. Water and a fire tool must be readily available at all times while burning.
  • Any complaint of a smoke problem may result in the Fire Department ordering extinguishment of the fire. 
  • Construction and demolition waste burning is prohibited per City Ordinance, Chapter 94.
  • Burn Barrels must have a screen with maximum 1/4 inch openings and be at least 10 feet from combustibles.
  • No outdoor burning will be permitted after dark.
  • The Fire Department may inspect piles prior to issuing a permit and re-inspect throughout the year. 
  • All commercial and industrial type burning must be approved by the Oregon Department of Forestry
  • During Fire Season rural district residents must obtain an additional burn permit from the Oregon Department of Forestry. 503-325-5451.


During periods of extreme dryness or winds burning may be restricted.
Typically during fire season on burn barrels are allowed, and only from sunrise to 10am.

For up-to-date information on burning you can call the fire station and push 5 for burn information, check our Facebook, or call Seaside Dispatch.