Residential Yard Debris Burning

State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission prior to burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that you clean up from your yard. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits.

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

The law requires that you clear a firebreak around the burning site and have the right equipment available to keep the fire under control. You must also stay with the fire until it is completely safe. Dispose of yard debris properly (pdf).

In addition to state laws regulating outdoor burning, there may be other local ordinances. Be sure to check on this before burning.

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

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