From October 15 through May 15 any City of Baneberry resident seeking to start an open-air fire must secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry. A permit can be applied for online or by phone.
When it is safe to burn the following tips should be followed:
- Check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.
- GET A PERMIT. A permit is required from the Tennessee Division of Forestry between October 15 to May 15 where local restrictions do not supersede.
- Notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn
- Do not burn on windy days
- Stay abreast of changing weather conditions
- Establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles
- Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water)
- Someone must stay with the fire until it is completely out.
Permit holders MUST notify the Jefferson County Local Forestry Office at least 30-minutes prior to starting the burn, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM: 865-475-3467.
Waste Connection of Tennessee, Inc. provides trash pick-up with the city of Baneberry. For service questions or issues call 865-522-0078 or 865-522-8161.
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