Residential Burning and Burn Permits

Burning in the City Limits:

No Residential burning is allowed within the City of Medford with the following exceptions (click below fore more information on each type):

The Recreational Fire Pit (Residential only) Burn Permit may bedownloaded, filled out, and kept onsite (click on link above for PDF form).

 

Burning in Rural District #2:

The same requirements as listed above apply within Rural District #2, with the exception that Yard Debris burning is allowed in District #2:

The Medford Rural District #2 Residential Burn Permits may be downloaded, filled out, and kept onsite (click on link above for PDF form).

Am I in Rural District #2?

  • Visit the City of Medford Land Information System (LIS)
  • Once at the page (it can take a while to load), follow these steps:
    • Click on the "Search" tab at the upper right and enter address. 
    • Then, click on the "Layers" tab, click on "Boundaries", then click on "Fire Districts"
    • Legend: Light yellow - Fire District #2, Light Pink = Medford

What are the Burn Regulations Today?

To get information on Fire Season Regulations, Open and Barrel Burning, and the Wood Burning Advisory, click on one of the links below:

Filetype Description
RURAL DISTRICT 2 YARD DEBRIS BURNING TIPS.PDF (113.9kb)
RECREATIONAL FIRE PIT PERMIT.PDF (143.7kb)
This permit is for Residential Recreational Fire Pits (City or Rural)
RECREATIONAL FIRE HANDOUT.PDF (136.5kb)
This handout describes the rules for residential recreational fires.
RURAL DISTRICT 2 - YARD DEBRIS.PDF (133.4kb)
*********NOT VALID DURING FIRE SEASON, EFFECTIVE JUNE 3RD, 2016-OCTOBER 28TH 2016.********* This permit is for Rural District #2 residents only. Residential Burn Permits are issued beginning March 1st each year for Rural District #2 residents and are valid only during burn season (Valid through October 31; not valid during fire season). This permit is intended for burning of yard clippings. Residents do not have to get sign off for this permit and there are a variety of ways they can obtain the permit: The permits are mailed out inside the Rural Board Newsletter during the last week of February, or if the permit is lost or not received in the Newsletter, a new one may be mailed, picked up in person, or printed from our website.
Additional Department Information

Fire and Life Safety Department Contacts

Medford Fire-Rescue Fire & Life Safety Division
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514
Contact: Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg
Email:
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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