To apply for an online permit please follow these instructions and create a customer account. This will allow us to communicate with you directly during burn bans and give us the ability to track our current permits.

Step 1: Click this link to begin the process – Apply for a permit or log in to your existing account. (By clicking here you are stating that you have read and agree to follow applicable burning regulations and are responsible for checking burn ban status for the duration of this permit.)

Step 2: Click “New Account”.  (If you already have created an account login and skip to step 9).

Step 3: Enter a valid email address and password

Step 4: Check you email and “verify” the email account. You will be redirected to the permit page

Step 5: Click “Sign In Again”

Step 6: Log in to your account by entering your credentials

Step 7: Fill in your First Name, Last Name, and Phone Number then click next

Step 8: Fill in your Address then click “DONE”

Step 9: From the drop-down menu select “Apply for a Burn Permit” then click “NEW PERMIT”

Step 10: Select the type of permit you would like:

  • Small Residential are good from the date of application until 12/31 of the year issued
  • Large Residential are good for 14 days from start date of permit
  • Recreational Permit does not require a permit
  • Special Permits must be applied for in person at our district headquarters

Step 11: Finally click “CREATE”


Frequently Asked Questions:

I always get my permit at your fire station, can I still do this?

  • Yes! We enjoy meeting our citizens. If you would like to get your permit at the fire station stop by and say hi. Just keep in mind, there is no more paper permit, you will leave with an electronic permit.

Do I still need a paper permit to show a firefighter if they come to my house for a burning complaint?

  • No, all the permits will be sent to the computers in the fire engines or ambulance when they are dispatched. The firefighters will have the information available if there is a permit in our system.

How many permits can I have?

  • You can only have one small residential permit and one large residential permit per address. For more information about this please email our staff at or call us at 360-871-2411

Why did you make this change?

  • The main reason for this change is for efficiency in our office and out in the field. We now have the ability to send this information through our dispatch system automatically. Electronic permits will also eliminate thousands of paper permits annually.

Beginning January 1, 2018 all outdoor burning permits are issued online! Below you will find everything you need to know about outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of South Kitsap. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at or call us at 360-871-2411 during business hours.


Apply for a permit here


Click on any link for more information

Current rules for residential and land clearing burning
All Outdoor Fires
Recreational Outdoor Fires
Small Residential Outdoor Fires
Large Residential Outdoor Fires
Burning Containers
Special Outdoor Fires
Additional Resources
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Where to Recycle Yard Debris
Outdoor Burn Map
Burn Ban Hotline
Puget Sound Clean Air Hotline