What kind of outdoor fires are legal?

Recreational Fires

Fires no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet in size do not require a permit. By definition, recreational fires are cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes. Fires used for the purpose of debris disposal are not considered recreational fires.

Fires with a Valid Burn Permit

Fires outside the City’s Urban Growth Area (PDF), may qualify for a residential burn permit to burn a burn pile no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet. Residential burning means the outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, pruning waste, and other yard and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee.

City of Sultan Future Land Use Map (PDF)

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1. Who do I call for a hostile fire that is endangering life or property?
2. What kind of outdoor fires are legal?
3. How do I get a burn permit?
4. How do I know if there is a burn ban?
5. What kind of fire is illegal?
6. Who is the enforcement agency for illegal fires?
7. Who do I call for an illegal fire that affects air quality?
8. Who do I call for an illegal fire inside the Urban Growth Area?
9. Who do I call for a fire that is not permitted?
10. Where can I go for further information concerning outdoor burning in Snohomish County?