It is illegal to burn household garbage. This includes paper products, treated lumber, plastics, rubber materials, tires, pesticides, paint, and aerosol containers.
Authorization is not required to burn yard waste as long as you meet the required setbacks and there are no local, city or county ordinances in place that prohibit burning.
Check with your local, city and county officials to find out if there are any restrictions in your area.
Did you know?
Escaped debris burning is one of the leading causes of wildfires in Florida.
The Florida Forest Service administers Florida’s outdoor burning and forest fire laws.
Some types of burning require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service while others do not.
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Fire Danger Maps and
Fire Danger Index (FDI) Report