Open Burning Permits

Please note that if you live inside of a municipality, the following ordinances apply.
(If you have a question about open burning, please call your local fire department.)

Town of Forest City:
NO open burning per ordinance 8-6

Town of Lake Lure:
Burning is permitted by permit only. Permit must be obtained at the Lake Lure fire department per ordinance 31.12

Town of Rutherfordton:
NO open burning

Town of Spindale:
Burning is permitted by permit only. Permits should be obtained at the Spindale fire department.

Outside of municipalities, a burning permit can be obtained online by visiting the North Carolina Forest Service website below.