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Burning Permits must be applied for online at the Utah Division of Air Quality Website at: http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/index.htm at least 3 days in advance of the anticipated burn.


After the burn permit application is completed and submitted, a copy is sent electronically to the county or municipal fire authority having jurisdiction in the area where the burning will take place. The applicable county or municipal fire authority is the permit issuing authority and no burning is allowed without an approved burn permit.


If completing the burn permit application online is not an option, a hard copy of the application may be completed and submitted by mail to the DAQ for electronic processing. To request a hard copy of the burn permit application, contact the DAQ by phone at (801) 536-4000. Please note: it may take up to 14 days from the date of request to receive an burn permit if a hard copy is submitted for processing.


All burning is subject to the conditions of the approved burn permit and the following laws and requirements:


The following conditions shall be met for all approved burning permits:

  1. Approved burning allows residents to burn only clippings, bushes, plants, grass, leaves, limbs and other prunings. State Law (R307-202) prohibits burning of household waste, construction and demolition waste, milled lumber of any kind, cardboard, trash, cloth, rubbish, tires, plastics, chemicals or liquid fuels and petroleum products. Petroleum products may not be used to start fires.
  2. Materials to be burned must be thoroughly dry.
  3. State Law (R307-202-7(10)(ii) requires the Utah Clearing Index be verified which must be above 500 when burning. The Clearing Index can be obtained by telephone at: 1-801-524-5133 or via the Internet at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/projects/ifp/html/webSMF_new.php
  4. State Law (65A-8-9) requires that you notify your city police department (if they have a dispatch service) or the Sheriff’s dispatch at: 435-623-1349 prior to any burning and inform them of your intent to burn. Failure to notify of the burning is a class B misdemeanor and you may be liable for Fire response costs. Notification is required for all agricultural burns.
  5. Burning shall not be conducted within 50 feet of any structure or combustible material.
  6. All flammable vegetation shall be cleared within a 10-foot radius of fire.
  7. Persons burning shall have a garden hose available and connected to a water supply or approved fire extinguishing equipment shall be available during the burning.
  8. Burning material shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult until the fire has been extinguished.
  9. There shall be no burning at night.


When authorized to burn, please be considerate of your neighbors. Be aware of smoke drifting towards and into your neighbors' homes. If the Fire Department is asked to respond, and if it is determined that the fire is a nuisance, the Fire Department will extinguish the fire.


The burning permit does not relieve an individual from personal liability due to neglect or incompetence. Any person burning has a responsibility to establish adequate fire breaks and to take whatever other measures are necessary to insure that the fire is properly controlled. If the fire spreads to another person’s property, the person starting the fire shall be responsible for payment of the costs of the suppression action and may also be liable for damages to the other person’s property.


The period from: June 1st through October 31st annually is designated as a closed Fire Season by the State of Utah. Written Burn permits are required during the ANNUAL CLOSED FIRE SEASON and will be issued only in very limited circumstances such as when considered necessary and safe to mitigate fire threat and risk to life and/or property.


If you have any questions, please call your local Fire Chief or the County Fire Warden at: 435-681-0035.


The Town of Levan sits at the base of the mountains south of Mt. Nebo in central Utah.  Two canyons, Chicken Creek and Pigeon Creek, flank the town to the East, providing opportunities for four wheeling adventure, fishing, camping and hiking.

Settled in 1868 as an agricultural community, Levan has maintained its small country charm and friendly atmosphere as it’s grown to a town of approximately 850 residents. Old Timers maintain that the town’s original residents planted hundreds of black locust trees in hopes of establishing a wagon wheel enterprise. Modern transportation rendered the wagon wheel obsolete, but the beautiful black locust trees thrived and line the streets of Levan today.  Another glimpse into yesteryear can be seen in the many pioneer built barns and cabins that still stand in town, a testament to the determination of long ago families to create a new life and living for themselves.  

Levan, a town where neighbors wave at passers by, is an easy day’s drive to Capital Reef, Zion’s National Park, Arches National Park, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. The town park provides a tree lined venue for picnics and outdoor festivities, including the annual 24th of July celebration.  Some residents claim the name Levan is a reverse spelling of Navel because it is located in the center of the state. History, however, indicates that the name was imparted by Brigham Young when the town was founded.