Each of the 15 fire departments serving Butler County has primary responsibility for authorizing controlled burns in their district. Generally speaking there is no written permit process for citizens in rural areas of the county. Most cities within Butler County heavily restrict open burning and require prior approval or a written permit available through the local fire department.
Current weather conditions play a key role in determining how safely any controlled burn operation can be performed. As a result Fire Departments rely primarily on BCEC to monitor weather conditions and authorize these operations via telephone.
Controlled Burn Authorization
To obtain authorization for a controlled burn please call (316) 322-4398. In the Andover Fire District please call (316) 733-5177. In the Augusta Fire District please call (316) 775-4500.