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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):

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).

Residential Burn
Residential Debris Burn

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
This handout describes the Medford Code requirements/conditions for outdoor fires in fire appliances, fire pits, and fireplaces. A permit is not required for these types of fires, but the conditions must be followed.
*********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
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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