GFC enforces a burn ban for Dawson and Pickens Counties from May 1 to September 30
Burning debris is the #1 cause of wildland fires in Georgia. Burning debris without obtaining a permit and burning with improper weather conditions are the major causes of wildfires.

Fires should not be initiated before 8:00 a.m. and should be completely extinguished before dark.
All debris burning requires a burn permit with the exception of agricultural fields or pastures, which require notification. Burning household garbage and construction materials are prohibited by GFC.
You can also obtain a free burn permit by calling:
1-877-OK2-BURN (652-2876)
The Georgia Forestry Commission website provides information about wildland fires and the Burn Ban program for the state.

Call HOT LINE 1-800-GA TREES (428-7337)

Report Violation to Law Enforcement Information Link
Debris Burning Safe Practices (pdf)
Fire Weather Link
Firewise Program Link
About the Georgia Forestry Commission Link
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Click here to apply for a free burn permit