ALL Residential and Commercial Burn Permits are issued through the San Juan County Community Development Fire Marshal's Office using their online permitting portal.
Do not burn if the winds are sustained greater than 10 MPH.
Avoid burning during stagnant air systems such as fog and/or low inversion layer.
Please note that the San Juan County Fire Marshall determines burn restrictions and burn bans.The San Juan County Fire Marshall's address is 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone number 360-378-3473.
SJC Fire Marshal's Website - https://www.sanjuanco.com/1088/Fire-Marshal
Fire Danger Level Downgraded to LOW in San Juan County - Effective 10/02/23 at noon
Effective Monday October 2nd, 2023, San Juan County, WA fire danger level is downgraded to LOW. This change lifts the burning restriction as outlined in the burn permit conditions. No open burning is allowed when winds are sustained greater than 10MPH. Avoid open burning during stagnant air systems such as fog and/or low inversion layer. Residential burn permits are valid from time of purchase till May 31st, 2023. Residential permits are $20. Commercial burn permits are $300, require heavy equipment, water on site, and field inspection prior to burning. Burn permits are available online at the San Juan County Permit Center. No open burning is allowed within an Urban Growth Area with exception to recreational campfires. For more information on burning in San Juan County, visit the Fire Marshal’s website at
Any questions about this declaration should be submitted to Fire Marshal Chad Kimple at (360)378-3473, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Chad Kimple, San Juan County Fire Marshal, (360)378-3473, email@example.com