Permits & Fees


 Burn Permits

Effective January 1, 2022, citizens will have the ability to apply for and activate burn permits online
Citizens can access to request a residential burn permit, check burning restrictions or allowances, and to activate a burn permit. 

In order to comply with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) requirements, burn permits will be valid only during the calendar year of issue.  Burn permits are only valid for use at the address listed on the permit. If a resident needs to burn at a different property, a new permit will be required unique to that property.

Burning is permitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm and is permitted year-round, with the caveat that conditions are favorable for safe burning. Weather conditions, air quality, regional alerts and restrictions are evaluated daily in determining whether burning is permitted. It is possible that a burn day will be abbreviated if conditions are favorable in the morning, but less than ideal in the afternoon, for example.

Residential burn permits are designated for the burning of dry, organic yard waste.  The burning of inorganic material, garbage, plastic, hazardous materials is not permitted. Additionally, poison oak, sumac or ivy, and oleander is prohibited. 

Ceremonial or special event burn permits, commercial or construction burn permits, or variance requests must be obtained directly from the fire department or fire district administrative offices.

If residents do not have access to the internet, there will be tablets available for use at the VVFD fire stations to register for a burn permit.  Additionally, residents can always call into the Dispatch Center to find out if it is a burn day or to activate their burn permits at (928) 649-1397.