Welcome to the Verde Valley/Sedona Burn Permit Website!

Citizens residing within the the jurisdictions of the Cottonwood Fire Department, the Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, and the Sedona Fire District can use this site to request a residential burn permit, check burning restrictions, and activate/deactivate a burn.

To apply for a burn permit online, click on the Apply for Permit link and follow the prompts.

Residential burn permits allow for the burning of green waste only (leaves, tree trimmings, organic vegetation). The burning of other residential waste is not permitted.

Annual Burn Seasons

Burn permits are only valid during the calendar year of issue and a new burn permit must be obtained each year.

Spring Burn Season: March 1st through May 31st.

Fall Burn Season: August 1st through November 30th.

Burn Times

Weather conditions permitting, burning is permitted during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Times may be restricted based on local weather predictions.

Burn Day Determination

Burning is permitted only when weather conditions allow for safe burning. Burning is not permitted if winds exceed 10 mph and/or relative humidity is below 9%. Additionally, burning is not permitted if a Red Flag warning issued by the National Weather Service within 50 miles of the service area.

A Red Flag Warning is issued by the National Weather Service when low humidity, warm temperatures, dry fuels and strong winds could combine to produce extreme fire behavior that is either occurring or will occur within 24 hours.

Get Set: Red Flag Warning www.wildlandfiresg.org/Portals/18/Resources/Resources/Red%20Flag%20Resource%20Short%20Final.pdf