Open Burning

The burning of leaves, brush, and yard trimmings is permitted on burning days between 8:00AM and 6:00PM; however, the burning of household trash, building materials, asphaltic materials, cardboard, processed wood, and papers is prohibited at any time.

Leicester Fire Department asks that you do not leave any fires unattended.  If the fire extends to an unmanageable size, please call 911.

Information regarding the regulations for open burning in Buncombe County may be found on the WNC Air Quality website.

Burn Permits

Burn Permits may be obtained in-person at any of our stations, or electronically through the North Carolina Forest Service Online Burning Permit System.  To proceed with obtaining a burning permit electronically, please click on the button below.

Online Burn Permit System
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