Outdoor Burning

Outdoor open burning permits are issued on a daily basis depending on weather conditions.  Please contact the North Kingstown Fire Department dispatcher at 401-294-3346 x7100 to request a burn permit.  It is best to call in the morning (after 7:30 AM) to request a permit for that day.  A representative of the fire department will come out to inspect the open burn for approval.  

Note: Outdoor burning of any kind is not permitted in spring (April/May) due to the high risk of brush fires.  Burn permits are typically not issued during these months. 

  1. Purpose
  2. Burning
  3. Attendance at Fires
  4. Exceptions
  5. Penalties for Violation

The purpose of this article is to regulate open fires consistent with but outside the control of G.L. 1956, §§ 23-23-1 et seq. and 23-23.1-1 et seq., the Rhode Island Clean Air Act, and G.L. 1956, § 2-12-1 et seq., forest fires and prevention.

(Rev. Ords. 1974, § 5-1-1)