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 is NOT ALLOWED except with a Permit. Permits may be applied for at the Administration Office, located at 200 S. Ivy Street, Suite 180, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Click below for more information on each Permit type:
To get information on Fire Season Regulations, Open and Barrel Burning, and the Wood Burning Advisory, click on one of the links below:
|AGRICULTURAL BLIGHT BURN PERMIT.PDF (283.1kb)
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.
|FILLABLE AGRICULTURAL BURN PERMIT 2017.PDF (71.8kb)
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.
|COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL FIRE BURN PERMIT.PDF (260.7kb)
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.