Open burning does not excuse you from consequences associated with damages or injuries. All laws, ordinances, regulations must be complied with according to the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Fires must be constantly attended until extinguished and no longer smoldering.
  • Attendees must provide adequate fire extinguishing equipment to control the fire.
The Virginia Division of Forestry requires the following:

The Virginia Department of Forestry requires that any open burning from February 15 through April 30 of each year, within 300 feet of woodland, brushland, or field containing dry grass or other combustible material leading to woodland, be done between the hours of 4:00 PM and 12 AM midnight.

Burn Types:

You can burn any vegetation that:

  • Commonly removed from trees, shrubs or garden plants during the normal pruning process
  • Falls from trees during normal thunderstorms or windy days
  • Is removed from a garden after the growing season (corn stalks, tomato vines, bean vines, etc.)

Warren County Emergency Communications should be notified prior to and after any open air burning is conducted

 Non-Emergency Number: 540-635-4128 



200 SKYLINE VISTA DRIVE FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630 OFFICE: 540-636-3830 FAX: 540-636-9986

Powered by Wild Apricot. Try our all-in-one platform for easy membership management