How do I obtain a burn permit?
You must contact Athens Fire & Rescue by telephone at 256-233-8710 or by stopping by the administrative offices at Station 1 before any burning is to take place. Depending on the size, location, material being burned, and weather conditions, Athens Fire can approve or deny permission to burn. A permit is required for any burning done inside the city limits. Permits can be obtained for the hours of 8am-3:30pm any day of the week. Once issued, a permit can be revoked at any time if the Fire Department deems necessary.

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1. Can I burn in the city of Athens?
2. What can I burn?
3. Where and when can I burn?
4. How do I obtain a burn permit?
5. Are commercial burn permits issued?