Benton Clean Air Agency

Outdoor Burning

Residential Burning Program

Under the residential burning program, only residents located outside of the Urban Growth Area are allowed to burn.  Residents outside the UGA must still call the residential burn line to find out whether or not it is a burn day.  The phone number is located at the top of the page, and is updated on a daily basis. You may also find the burn decision, here

To search whether your address is within an Urban Growth Area of Benton County, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

If it is a burn day, and you are located outside of the UGA, the following burning rules apply:

  • Only dry natural vegetation may be burned
  • Only one pile at a time may be burned, and the pile must be extinguished before ingniting another
  • The pile must be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet tall
  • The fire must be located 50 feet from all flamable structures
  • You must be in attendance of the fire at all times
  • You must not create a nuisance with the smoke from your fire
  • The use of burn barrels is prohibited

Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the issuance of a violation and/or fine.

Residents Inside The Urban Growth Area

Residents located inside the Urban Growth Area are not allowed to burn for disposal purposes.

The following types of burning are allowed inside the Urban Growth Area:

1. Burning of tumbleweeds that have blown on to your property using the following guidelines:
        - You must call the burn line to see if tumbleweed burning has been banned due to high winds or fire safety
        - You must not create a nuisance with the smoke
        - You must be in attendance of the fire at all times
        - The use of burn barrels is prohibited

2. Recreational Fires using the following guidelines:
       - The fire must not be larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet tall
       - You must be in attendance at all times
       - Only dry, seasoned firewood may be used;  The fire cannot be used for disposal purposes
       - The fire must be 50 feet from all flammable structures
       - You must not create a nuisnace with the smoke
       - The use of burn barrels is prohibited

3. Barbeques

4. Woodstoves

Failure to adhere to the guidelines listed above may result in a violation and/or fine.