Regional Fire Departments

Open burning is any outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack. Recreational fires, such as small campfires and portable fire pits no larger than two feet high by three feet wide, are allowed by the Ohio EPA. Be sure to use clean, seasoned firewood.

Before you burn, it is recommended that you contact your local fire department to make sure that burning is permitted within your community. Some fire departments require a burn permit; fire departments may issue burn bans if dry or drought conditions exist.

For your reference, the following is a list of regional fire departments and their websites, including ButlerClermontHamilton and Warren counties.

 Butler County

 Allows
 Burns

 Issues
 Permits

 Phone

 Fairfield Township  no  no  513-887-4402
 Fairfield, City of  no  no  513-867-5379
 Hamilton, City of  yes  yes  513-785-7500
 Hanover Township  --  --  513-863-6652 
 Liberty Township  no  no   513-759-7530 
 Madison Township  yes  no   513-424-0821
 Middletown, City of  no  yes   513-425-7995 
 Milford Township  yes  no   513-726-4311 
 Monroe, City of  no  no   513-539-8380
 Morgan Township --  no   513-738-4513 
 New Miami, Village of  no  no   513-895-3581
 Oxford City of/Oxford Township  yes/
no
 no   513-524-4731 
 Reily Township   yes   no   513-757-4023 
 Ross Township/Millville  yes/
no 
 no   513-863-3410 
 Seven Mile, Village of   --   --   513-726-4261 
 Somerville Volunteer
Fire Department 
 no  no   513-726-5544 
 St. Clair Township   yes   no   513-867-0066 
 Trenton, City of   no   no   513-988-0004 
 Wayne Township  yes   no   513-424-9710 
 West Chester Township  yes  no  513-777-1133 

 Clermont County

 Allows
 Burns

 Issues
 Permits

 Phone

 Batavia Township Fire and Rescue/Batavia Village Fire  yes  yes  513-732-3876
 Bethel-Tate Fire Department  yes/no in Bethel  yes  513-734-4444
 Felicity-Franklin Fire Department  yes  yes  513-876-2200
 Goshen Township Fire & EMS  yes  no  513-722-3473
 Jackson Township Fire & Rescue  yes  no  513-625-1333
 Miami Township Fire & EMS  yes  yes  513-248-3700
 Milford Community Fire Department  no  no  513-831-7777
 Monroe Township Fire Department  yes  yes  513-553-3033
 New Richmond Fire Department  no  no  513-553-2117
 Pierce Township Fire Department  yes  no  513-752-6273
 Stonelick Fire & Rescue/Owensville  yes  yes  513-732-1136
 Union Township Fire Department  no  no  513-528-4446
 Washington Township Fire & Rescue  yes  yes  513-553-6702
 Wayne Township Fire & Rescue  no  no  513-625-6212
 Williamsburg Township Emergency Services  --  --  513-724-7744

 Hamilton County

 Allows
 Burns

 Issues
 Permits

 Phone

 Amberley, Village of  yes  no  513-531-2040
 Anderson Township  yes  yes  513-688-8400
 Blue Ash, City of  yes  yes  513-745-8533
 Cheviot, City of  no  no  513-661-2958
 Cincinnati, City of  yes  yes  513-352-4643
 Colerain Township  yes  yes  513-825-6143
 Crosby Township  yes  yes  513-738-1831
 Deer Park/Silverton, City of  yes  no  513-791-2500
 Delhi Township  yes  yes  513-922-2011
 Elmwood Place, Village of  yes  yes  513-242-0790
 Evendale, Village of  yes  no  513-563-2248
 Fairfax  no  no  513-271-3636
 Forest Park, City of  yes  yes  513-595-5243
 Glendale, Village of  yes  no  513-771-7200
 Golf Manor, Village of  no  no  513-531-2022
 Green Township  yes  no  513-574-0474
 Greenhills, Village of  yes  yes  513-589-3583
 Harrison, City of/Harrison Township  yes  yes  513-367-4194
 Lincoln Heights, Village of  no  no  513-733-0962
 Lockland, Village of  yes  no  513-761-1124
 Madeira/Indian Hill Fire Department  yes  yes  513-561-7926
 Mariemont, Village of  no  no  513-271-4089
 Miami Township/North Bend/Addyston/Cleves -- --  513-353-4026
 Montgomery, City of  yes  yes  513-985-1633
 Mt. Healthy, City of  yes  yes  513-728-3182
 Newtown, Village of    yes  no   
 North College Hill, City of  no  no  513-521-3950
 Norwood, City of  no  no  513-458-4560
 Reading, City of/Arlington Heights  yes  yes  513-733-5537
 Sharonville, City of  yes  yes  513-563-0252
 Springdale, City of  yes  no  513-346-5580
 Springfield Township  yes  yes  513-521-7578
 St. Bernard, City of  yes  no  513-242-8474
 Sycamore Township  no  no  513-792-7249
 Symmes/Loveland  yes  no  513-583-3001
 Terrace Park, Village of  yes  no  513-831-2196
 Whitewater Township  yes  yes  513-353-1518
 Woodlawn, Village of  yes  yes  513-771-0233
 Wyoming, City of  no  no  513-842-1357

Warren County

 Allows
 Burns

 Issues
 Permits

 Phone

Carlisle, City of  yes  no  937-746-0555
Franklin, City of  yes  yes  937-746-4542
Lebanon, City of  no  no  513-932-6119
Mason, City of  no  no  513-229-8540
Clearcreek Township  yes  yes  937-748-2766
Deerfield Township  yes  yes  513-701-6958
Franklin Township  yes  no  937-746-9811
Hamilton Township Fire Rescue; covers Village of Maineville  yes  no  513-683-1622
Harlan Township  no  no  513-877-2727
Massie Township  yes  yes  513-897-5039
Salem/Morrow  yes  no  513-899-2222
Turtlecreek Township  yes  yes  513-932-4902
Union Township/South Lebanon Fire Department  yes  no  513-494-2566
Wayne Township Fire Department  yes  yes  513-897-3010