Burn Information

BURN LINE: 503-397-4800

Please call the day you plan

to burn to ensure it is a burn day

Burn Dates and Information

As required by ORS 478.960, burning permits are required for all open burning in the Columbia River Fire & Rescue service area, with the exception of small recreational fires.  Please follow all burning regulations and directions very carefully.  By policy of the District Board of Directors, Columbia River Fire & Rescue may choose to bill for all illegal fires.  Burning permits will NOT be issued to businesses, churches, industries, institutions, building contractors or multi-dwelling sites.


The burn permits issued through our website are for residential burning only.  If you need a special burn permit, such as a hazard abatement permit, please visit our Administration Office to obtain one.


2020 Burn Dates for:

St. Helens city limits— Saturday, June 13th thru Sunday, June 28th 
Columbia City city limits—The next biannual burn period will begin on Saturday, April 4th and end on Sunday, April 19th.  The burn period is for yard debris only, burn barrels are prohibited. You may pick  up a burn permit at Columbia City Hall or Columbia River Fire & Rescue/online.

Please be sure to call the burn line at 503-397-4800 on the day you intend to burn to ensure that it is a burn day.

For Recreational Fire Information, please download our information form HERE

For Property Development Information, please download our information form HERE

Burn Permit

Admin Office: 503-397-2990

Fax: 503-397-3198

PIO Inquires: 888-301-8626

EMS Billing Inquires: 888-357-0394

Finance/HR: 888-470-0873

RSVP Program: 503-397-5655

Joint Maintenance Facility: 503-369-2053 or 503-410-6186


270 Columbia Blvd

St. Helens, OR. 97051

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