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From Oct. 15 through May 15, anyone doing outdoor burning in Tennessee are required to obtain a free burn permit from the Tennessee Deptartment of Agriculture, Forestry Division.
Burning without a permit during this time period is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $50 fine, as well as suppression costs.
To obtain a permit, call your local forestry office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
You are responsible for your fire and any damages incurred should it escape, as well as liable for suppression costs.
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