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Open Burning Information

Isle of Wight  County Department of Emergency Services

Office of the Fire Official


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Dates to Remember:

    • During the period between February 15 and ending April 30 of each year, burning is permitted between the hours of 4:00 PM and midnight
    • During the period between May 1 and September 30 of each year, all open burning is prohibited within the county
    • During the period between October 1 and February 14 of each year, open burning is allowed.

Additional information for open burning within a DSD, outside of the DSD area, permit required regulations and other outdoor burning is located in the navigation bar to the right.


All regulations set in place by the Fire Official must be adhered to during open burning periods.

 Application for Burning Permit

Application for Open Burning Permit may be completed online, printed and mailed to:

  • Emergency Services
  • ATTN: Fire Official
  • PO Box 109
  • 17130 Monument Circle
  • Isle of Wight, VA 23397

or you may deliver the Application for Open Burning Permit Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00, except for holidays, to the Emergency Services Department office located at the address listed above.

Faxed or emailed Applications for Open Burning Permits will not be accepted.