Burn Restriction Information

The current Burn Restriction Stage for Elbert County is:

STAGE III


STAGE I RESTRICTIONS shall prohibit the following activities:
1. Open burning, excepting charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces, and outdoor welding or hot work, and the sale and use of fireworks in compliance with State and Local regulations.
2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

STAGE II RESTRICTIONS shall prohibit the following activities:
1. Open burning, excepting charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces, and outdoor welding or hot work.
2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3. The sale or use of fireworks.
4. Use of educational rockets.

STAGE III RESTRICTIONS shall prohibit the following activities:
a. Open burning of any kind.
b. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
c. The sale or use of fireworks.
d. Use of educational rockets.
e. Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves without an approved chimney spark arrestor.
f. Use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor.


Click here for Elbert County Burn Restriction Ordinance


Burn Ban Ordinance 06-01_Amendment 1