Forestry burn permits required starting April 1

(Fairbanks, AK) – Alaska Division of Forestry permits for open burning are required each year from April 1 to August 31,
per Alaska statute, and are subject to suspensions and closures. Permits are necessary for the burning of woody debris,
brush, grass, and slash burning.

If you already have a burn permit, check to see when it expires. To obtain a permit and to learn more about local
Forestry Area requirements, suspensions, and closures, please visit or contact your
local Forestry office. Check for municipality or borough requirements that may also apply.

For more information, contact Maggie Hess, Information Officer, at 907-356-5512/ or Doug Albrecht, Prevention Officer, 907-761-6230/

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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