Juab Special Service Fire District



Burn permits are required within the Juab Special Service Fire District boundaries which includes all of Juab County. Permits must be obtained prior to any open burning by contacting the nearest Fire Chief.


The period from June 1st through October 31st annually is designated as a closed Fire Season by the State of Utah. Burn permits will be issued during this time only in very limited circumstances such as when considered necessary and safe to mitigate fire threat and risk to life or property.


Permits are issued provided the following conditions are met:

  1. Approved burning allows residents to burn only clippings, bushes, plants, grass, leaves, limbs and other prunings. State Law (R307) prohibits burning of household waste, construction and demolition waste, milled lumber of any kind, cardboard, trash, cloth, rubbish, tires, plastics, chemicals or liquid fuels and petroleum products. Petroleum products may not be used to start fires.
  2. Materials to be burned must be thoroughly dry.
  3. State Law (R307-202-5(2)) requires the Utah Clearing Index be verified which must be above 500 when burning. The Clearing Index can be obtained by telephone at: 1-866-341-5783 or via the Internet at: www.utahsmp.net or at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Saltlake/projects/ifp/html/oldclrindx.html
  4. State Law (65A-8-9) requires that you notify your city police department (if they have a dispatch service) or the Sheriff’s dispatch at: 435-623-1349 prior to any burning and inform them of your intent to burn. Failure to notify of the burning is a class B misdemeanor and you may be liable for Fire response costs.
  5. Burning shall not be conducted within 50 feet of any structure or combustible material.
  6. All flammable vegetation shall be cleared within a 10-foot radius of fire.
  7. Persons burning shall have a garden hose available and connected to a water supply or approved fire extinguishing equipment shall be available during the burning.
  8. Burning material shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult until the fire has been extinguished.
  9. There shall be no burning at night.-


When authorized to burn, please be considerate of your neighbors. Be aware of smoke drifting towards and into your neighbors' homes. If the Fire Department is asked to respond, and if it is determined that the fire is a nuisance, the Fire Department will extinguish the fire.


The burning permit does not relieve an individual from personal liability due to neglect or incompetence. Any person burning has a responsibility to establish adequate fire breaks and to take whatever other measures are necessary to insure that the fire is properly controlled. If the fire spreads to another person’s property, the person starting the fire shall be responsible for payment of the costs of the suppression action and may also be liable for damages to the other person’s property.


If you have any questions, please call your local Fire Chief.


Permit Issued To:                                                                     Covering Property Located at:

            Name:_________________________                               ________________________________

            Phone:_________________________                              ________________________________


During the Period: (MM/DD/YR)__________________ To: (MM/DD/YR)_________________


This grants permission to set on fire the above described lands for the purpose of: ________________




Subject to the following conditions:_________________________________________________________



Issuing Officer:________________________                   I have read the permit and agree to follow the

Title:________________________________                     conditions set forth thereon.


Date of Issue: (MM/DD/YR)__________________            __________________________________________

                                                                                    Permittee Signature                              Date