Burn Permit

Permit Needed for Open Burning

In order to burn within city limits, residents are required to have a permit. Here's how you can obtain a residential burn permit:

  1. Fill out an application for a residential burn permit at the Broken Arrow Fire Department headquarters, located in the Public Safety Complex, 1101 North 6th Street, Broken Arrow OK, 74012. Filling out the application takes about 5 minutes and can be completed while there.
  2. Turn in the application to the Fire Prevention Division. 
  3. Once the application has been turned in, a Fire Prevention Officer will come out and inspect the intended burn site.
  4. If the intended burn site meets all requirements, you will be issued paperwork with your name, address, telephone, address of the intended burn site, and a permit number.
  5. Take this paperwork to the Utility Customer Service office, 116 E. Dallas Street (south end of City Hall). You will need to pay a permit fee of $56. Be sure to keep your receipt!
  6. Take this receipt back to Fire Department headquarters to receive your permit.
For further questions or information, please contact the Broken Arrow Fire Marshal’s office at 918-259-8360.

Additional information from the Broken Arrow Municipal Code, Ch. 3:


Application. Applications for open burning shall be submitted in writing at least ten days before the fire is set and shall be in such form and contain such information as required by the code official. Such applications shall contain, as a minimum, information regarding the purpose of the proposed burning, the nature and quantities of material to be burned, the date and time when such burning will take place, the location of the burning site and the on-site fire-extinguishing equipment to be provided.


Location. The location of any open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure. Fires in approved containers shall be permitted, provided that such fires are not less than 15 feet from any structure.


Attendance. Any open burning shall be constantly attended until such fire is extinguished. At least one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating, two portable fire extinguishers with a minimum 2-A rating each, or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck shall be available for immediate utilization.

(Code 1977, § 3-25; Ord. No. 384, § 9C, 3-15-1971; Ord. No. 2191, § I, 1-19-1999)