The annual burn ban is scheduled to be lifted today, if conditions permit.
Hall County Fire Services offers two types of permits: residential and land-clearing.
To obtain a residential burn permit, residents should call 770-536-2442. The line is automated and residents will receive a permit number good for one day only.
That permit allows burning of yard debris, leaves and tree limbs no bigger than 3 inches in diameter, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.
A land-clearing burn permit requires an inspection from the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office, which requires at least 24 hours’ notice. The only agricultural burns permitted are those of crops, fields of grass, wheat or rye.
Only natural plant growth can be burned in any case.
Those who burn without a permit will receive a citation and fee.
If winds are too high and/or humidity too low, burning will not be allowed.
“I know citizens want to burn their yard debris, but life/property safety supersedes the privilege to burn,” Cagle said. “We want people to be as safe as possible.”
For more information, contact the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-531-6838 or visit www.hallcountyfire.org.