Controlled Burns

NOTICE OF RESTRICTIONS
The following restrictions are in place for the Saint David area starting 30 June, 2017 until further notice:
1. NO open burns of any kind
2. NO shooting (even in the Gila Wash)
3. NO camp fires
4. NO fireworks of any kind

BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW ON ALL CONTROLLED BURNS IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
Please be aware that the State of Arizona DOES require you to obtain a burn permit for controlled burns in the St David Fire District. The application can be obtained here or by calling Jason Todd at 520-249-0306 or request an appointment online using the Burn Permits and Request for Appointment link.  Permits are free and valid for one year from the date of issue.  After receiving your appointment, the application process takes 15 to 30 minutes.

DUE TO INCORRECT INFORMATION THAT LED US TO BELIEVE WE WERE UNABLE TO PROVIDE PERMITS TO RESIDENTS BETWEEN ST. DAVID AND BENSON AND THOSE COVERED BY THE SUNDANCE FIRE DISTRICT, SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE NOT ISSUED PERMITS.  FOR THIS, WE APOLOGIZE.  RESIDENTS IN THOSE AREAS *ARE* ELIGIBLE FOR BURN PERMITS ISSUED THROUGH OUR DEPARTMENT. 

Please see below for other information regarding open-air burns in the St David Fire District.
  • You MUST submit the application to the state or district and get your permit prior to burning. Please keep this document with you while burning as you may be required to present it at any time on request by SDFD or Department of Environmental Quality personnel.
  • We ask that you notify the Benson Dispatch Center (call 520-586-2211). Please report your name, your phone number, the location of the burn, the time you're starting the burn and call again when the burn is complete
  • You must have an adequate water source or other means to extinguish the fire nearby and you MUST remain on site to monitor the burn until it's completely out.
  • If the area or brush pile is large, the fire department will make arrangements to have an apparatus and crew on site at no charge to conduct the burn. If in doubt, please ask, we'll be happy to help!
Be aware that you are financially and legally liable for any costs and/or damages associated with an illegal burn per state regulations.  Should the department have to respond to extinguish an illegal burn, you will be charged for equipment usage, fuel and personnel costs in addition to state fines that may be levied by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Limitations on materials to be burned per State Regulations
Limitations on size and number of piles to be burned at one time
Burns MUST be monitored at all times per State Regulations
Adequate method of extinguishment MUST be present
Inspection of the location prior to burning will be required
Permits WILL be required and fines will be issued for non-compliance by the AZDEQ in accordance with State Regulations.

Please contact us if you have any questions.