Land Clearing, Construction,
and Other Burning Information

Notification Procedure

Burning

If adjacent to woods, brush, or grassland, state law requires you notify the Forestry Commission before burning construction debris, trade waste, or vegetative materials from land clearing or right-of-way maintenance. Also included is any outdoor burning conducted for training purposes. The state notification law does not apply within town or city limits, but certain city ordinances may regulate the burning.

All burning of this type must comply with DHEC Regulation 61-62.2. You should make sure you understand the requirements prior to calling for notification. Forestry Commission dispatchers are not authorized to interpret this regulation. If you need an explanation of Regulation 61-62.2, call the nearest office of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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

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

Laws and Regulations


Outdoor Burning/ Frequently Asked Questions