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Valid permits required for seasonal burning which begin October 1

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The Hamilton-County Air Pollution Control Bureau is reminding Hamilton County residents that seasonal burning will be allowed starting Wednesday, October 1 for residents who obtain a valid permit. 

The permits allows Hamilton County residents to burn brush and vegetation on approved burning days until April 30, 2015.  Residents will be charged a processing fee to help cover the expenses of the program. 

Burning sites within city limits have a $50 fee and require an inspection, completed by our Bureau Investigator, prior to receiving a permit. Burning sites outside of city limits have a $5 fee and usually do not require an inspection.  

All burning must be compliant with the regulations of seasonal burning.  Burning in a barrel is illegal unless you have a valid permit and are burning appropriate materials during the burn season.

“We urge citizens to use caution while burning with their permits on allowed burning days,” said Bob Colby, Director of the Air Pollution Control Bureau

To obtain a permit application, residents may:
  • request one by phone at 423-643-5970


  • or apply in person at 6125 Preservation Drive, Ste 140 Chattanooga, TN 37416.
For more information, contact the Air Pollution Control Bureau at (423) 643-5970 or go online to www.apcb.org.
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