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Commercial Burn Permits

See the Burn Permits page for the Outdoor Burn Regulation Flow Chart.

The following information is provided for your convenience. Our goal is to answer your questions and to help you through the permit process when permits are required. Permits and information sheets are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Commercial Burning

Commercial burning is NOT ALLOWED except with a permit. You may apply for a permit at Medford Fire Headquarters, 200 S. Ivy Street, Suite 180, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Application forms can be found at the following links:

  • Agricultural Blight Burn Permit Application This application is available to orchardists to control pests and blight. It must be submitted in person to Medford Fire Department Headquarters . You must also submit an Agricultural Burning Authorization Letter from Jackson County Air Quality before the permit can be issued. Call 541-774-8207 for more information).

  • Agricultural Burn Permit Application This application is available to commercial agricultural operations, including hemp farms. Rules apply.  It must be submitted in person to Medford Fire Department Headquarters. 

  • Commercial Recreational Fire Permit Application  This application is for ceremonial, religious, or pleasure fires at commercial properties (see notes below). It must be submitted in person to Medford Fire Department Headquarters.  

  • Special Permits for Pyrotechnics or Fire Dancing: Please call Medford Fire at 541-774-2300.

  • NOT ALLOWED: Bonfires and burning of yard debris, business debris, or hazardous materials.

What are the Burn Regulations Today?

Follow these links for information about Fire Season Regulations, Open and Barrel Burning, and the Wood Burning Advisory.
Filetype Description
AGRICULTURAL BLIGHT BURN PERMIT FILLABLE.PDF (246.8kb)
Approval must be obtained from the Medford Fire Department in person for this permit to be valid. This permit is for agricultural operations and is valid for agricultural burning intended for the elimination of disease or pest control (blight) outside of burn season. (i.e. November 1 thru the end of February and during Fire Season. Note: Blight may still be burned with an Agricultural Burn Permit during burn season). This permit is valid for up to one year from the date of issuance. Although agricultural blight burning is exempted from many open burn regulations, a permit is still required so that we know where the burn is happening and so we can ensure fire safe practices are implemented.
AGRICULTURAL BURN PERMIT FILLABLE.PDF (110.4kb)
Approval must be obtained from the Medford Fire Department in person for this permit to be valid. This permit is intended for an agricultural operator. Agricultural burning is the burning of agricultural waste generated by an operation that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit by raising, harvesting, and selling crops, or raising and selling animals or the products of animal husbandry. This permit is for burning of normal accumulations of woody debris (agricultural waste) accumulated from agricultural sites. It does not need any documentation from any other agency (DEQ or Health Department). This permit can be used for blight only during burn season (blight burning requires a Special Burn Permit from November 1 thru the end of February and during Fire Season). This permit is normally obtained in the Spring and is valid until November 1 of the same year.
RECREATIONAL FIRE PERMIT - COMMERCIAL FILLABLE.PDF (271.8kb)
Approval must be obtained from the Medford Fire Department in person for this permit to be valid. This permit was designed for individuals who desire to have either an ambiance type fire (example: homecoming), a religious type fire, or a ceremonial type fire (example: flag retiring) at a commercial property. The fire can be in fire pits, an outdoor fire appliance, or in the case of flag retirement, a burn barrel. Under no circumstances are bon fires allowed. The permit is intended for a short-term use time period.
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: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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