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Burning Permits

Conservation Law Sections 9-1105.5 and 9-1107

In accordance with the NYS Environmental Conservation Law sections 9-1105.5 and 9-1107 a burning permit issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation is required for all open burning in the following towns listed by county:

Clinton County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Altona, Ausable, Black Brook, Dannemora, Ellenburg and Saranac

Delaware County (DEC Region 4):

The towns of Andes, Colchester, Hancock and Middletown

Essex County (DEC Region 5):

All towns

Franklin County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Altamont, Belmont, Brighton, Duane, Franklin, Harrietstown, Santa Clara and Waverly

Fulton County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Bleecker, Caroga, Mayfield, Northampton and Stratford

Greene County (DEC Region 4):

The towns of Hunter, Jewitt, Lexington and Windham

Hamilton County (DEC Region 5):

All towns

Herkimer County (DEC Region 6):

The towns of Ohio, Russia, Salisbury and Webb

Lewis County (DEC Region 6):

The towns of Crogham, Diana, Grieg, Lyonsdale and Watson

Oneida County (DEC Region 6):

The towns of Forestport and Remsen

Saratoga County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Corinth, Day, Edinburg and Hadley

Saint Lawrence County (DEC Region 6):

The towns of Clare, Clifton, Colton, Fine, Hopkinton, Parishville, Piercefield, Pitcairn

Sullivan County (DEC Region 3):

The towns of Neversink and Rockland

Ulster County (DEC Region 3):

The towns of Denning, Gardiner, Hardinburgh, Olive, Rochester, Shandaken, Shawangunk, Wawarsing and Woodstock

Warren County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Bolton, Chester, Hague, Horicon, Johnsburgh, Lake George, Luzerne, Queensbury, Stoney Creek, Thurman and Warrensburgh

Washington County (DEC Region 5):

The towns of Dresden, Fort Ann and Putnam

DEC burning permits are generally issued by authorized issuing agents or by the department's forest rangers. In some cases, town clerks or fire chiefs issue the required permit or require an additional permit for their town. For a list of forest rangers and contact numbers go to: Forest Ranger Roster.


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