Burn Rules

Know The Law Before You Strike That Match in Florida

Burn Rules and Setback Information

Get info on types of burning allowed, tips and more in this Florida Forest Service Brochure.

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Drought Index - Updated Daily

The Keetch-Byram drought index (KBDI) provides a reference scale for estimated soil dryness.

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Fire Danger Maps - Updated Daily

View Fire Danger Maps and Fire Danger Reports (FDI) by county.

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Additional Documents

How to Prepare for a Wildfire
Citrus County

Burn Rule FAQ's

Household Garbage

It is illegal to burn household garbage. This includes paper products, treated lumber, plastics, rubber materials, tires, pesticides, paint, and aerosol containers.

Yard Waste

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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