Burning of Residential Yard Debris in Dorchester County.|
State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission prior to burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that you clean up from your yard. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits.
The toll-free number below allows you a quick, easy way to make your yard debris burning notification. Just dial the number, listen to the message, and leave your name, address and phone number.
The law requires that you clear a firebreak around the burning site and have the right equipment available to keep the fire under control. You must also stay with the fire until it is completely safe.
In addition to state laws regulating outdoor burning, there may be other local ordinances. Be sure to check on this before burning.
Telephone Number for Burning of Yard Debris
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