Burn Permits

Anyone wishing to burn inside the City Limits of Bainbridge Georgia is required to have a burn permit number issued to them through Bainbridge Public Safety Department.

A permit is required for burning all Natural Vegetation that is hand piled, including leaf piles on the premises that they fall, existing small clearings to plant vegetable and flower gardens, and vegetative debris disposal from storm damage, weed abatement, disease and/or pest prevention.

Any debris pile larger than 4-foot wide x 4-foot wide x 4-foot in height will require a visit by Bainbridge Public Safety Officer to insure the pile is safe to burn at the location, prior to burn permit being issued.

A hand piled permit does not include the burning of debris generated by machine clearing of an area for the purpose of establishing a garden spot or land clearing. If you are burning machine piled natural vegetation or conducting an area burn inside the City of Bainbridge, please contact Bainbridge Public Safety Department to setup a site visit prior to burn permit being issued.

You can obtain a burning permit by calling 229-248-2038.  Fires should not be initiated before 8:00 a.m. and should be completely extinguished before dark.

Anyone caught burning without a burn permit or burning illegal debris is subject to being issued a citation from Bainbridge Public Safety Department.

If found guilty the fine amount is $500.00.

Sec. 66-7. - Burning trash.
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn any garbage and/or trash within the city limits without written permission being obtained from the fire chief, which permission shall be subject to final approval by the city manager.
(Code 1992, § 16-9)


NOTICE: All outdoor burning must have a permit and is good only for natural vegetative materials. It is unlawful to burn man made materials such as tires, shingles, plastics, lumber, household garbage, etc.

Burning Permits Are Good Only For The Day They Were Issued.