Anyone wishing to burn inside the city limits of Byron is required to have a burn permit issued to them through the Byron Fire Department.
The City of Byron Fire Department requires all residents wishing to burn yard debris to obtain a permit to do so. Complete the Burn Permit Request to obtain a permit. . Weekend permits are issued online. It is important to remember to wait until a permit number is obtained by return call or email before burning.
A burn permit is good only for the day that you intend to burn and the fire must be out by dark. Permits are subject to revocation for unexpected changes in the weather. A burn permit is not required for grills, small pit-contained campfires, or small cooking/warming fires.
Commercial operators are required to have a site visit before a burn permit can be issued. Complete the Commercial Burn Permit Application and submit it to the Byron Fire Chief. The Byron Fire Chief will review the commercial burn permit application and conduct a site visit at the proposed location.
If the commercial burn permit application is approved, take the approved application to the City Clerk's Office at the Byron Municipal Building (401 Main Street) to purchase the required commercial burn permit.
The "Burning Checklist" for residential burning also applies to commercial burns.
Please note, you may have a Byron address but live in a different jurisdiction; by checking "YES" you affirm that the property that you are burning on is within the Byron city limits. If your property is not within the city limits, you may obtain a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission at www.gatrees.org or by calling 877-652-2876.