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For broadcast burning applications such as forestry (understory, site prep), agricultural (crop stubble, field clearing), wildlife (habitat, warm season grasses), land clearing (dozer piles, windrows) or other burning, call the number listed for your county and speak with a Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry representative to request a permit.

Permits for small debris piles should be obtained through online permit system. Online permits are free and easy to get the day of your burn as long as the division is issuing permits in that location (permits may be restricted due to unsafe burning conditions).

Hours:
Burning permits may be obtained by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time), except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.

Anderson (865) 494-9434
Bedford (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Benton (731) 584-7630
Bledsoe (423) 881-3585
Blount (865) 982-6264
Bradley (423) 478-0337
Campbell (423) 562-7838
Cannon (615) 765-7373
Carroll (731) 986-5550
Carter (423) 725-3281
Cheatham (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Chester (731) 989-5252
Claiborne (423) 869-8275
Clay 243 and 258 exchanges call 931-823-6538; 
699 exchanges call 615-666-4111
Cocke (423) 623-1077
Coffee (877) 731-2221
Crockett (866) 468-4784
Cumberland (931) 484-4548
Davidson No debris burning allowed; visit nashfire.org for more information.
Decatur (731) 847-2254
Dekalb (W. of Caney Fork R.), (615) 597-4015
Dekalb (E. of Caney Fork R.), (931) 839-2328
Dickson (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Dyer (731) 285-4647
Fayette (901) 465-7349
Fentress (931) 879-7173
Franklin (931) 598-5535
Gibson (866) 570-3907
Giles (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Grainger (865) 767-2161
Greene (423) 638-7841
Grundy (931) 692-3732
Hamblen (423) 586-2497
Hamilton East: (423) 478-0337, West: (423) 332-3228
Hancock (423) 733-2923
Hardeman (731) 658-2213
Hardin (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Hawkins (423) 345-2147
Haywood (866) 570-4024
Henderson (731) 968-5724
Henry (731) 642-3808
Hickman (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Houston (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Humphreys (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Jackson (931) 621-3333
Jefferson (865) 475-3467
Johnson (423) 725-3281
Knox (865) 215-5900 Air Poll. Cont.
Lake (866) 468-4784
Lauderdale (731) 635-1105

Lawrence (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Lewis (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Lincoln (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Loudon (865) 986-8395
McMinn (423) 263-7181
McNairy (731) 645-5485
Macon (615) 666-4111
Madison No TDA permit needed, call local fire dept first
Marion (423) 942-3665
Marshall (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Maury (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Meigs (423) 745-5729
Monroe (423) 442-7401
Montgomery (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Moore (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Morgan (423) 346-6655
Obion (866) 570-3907
Overton (931) 823-6538
Perry (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Pickett (931) 864-3466
Polk (423) 338-8395 for Benton area, (423) 496-4339 for Ducktown area
Putnam (931) 839-2328
Rhea (423) 775-0151
Roane (865) 354-1054
Robertson (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Rutherford (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Scott (423) 627-2250
Sequatchie (423) 949-2925
Sevier (865) 429-7020
Shelby Municipal permit required; call local fire dept first
Smith (615) 683-6361
Stewart (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Sullivan (423) 239-5811
Sumner (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Tipton (866) 570-4165
Trousdale (615) 374-3601
Unicoi (423) 753-4011
Union (865) 278-3348
Van Buren (931) 946-2401
Warren (931) 635-2754
Washington (423) 753-4011
Wayne (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Weakley (731) 364-2541
White (931) 657-2410
Williamson (877) 350-BURN (2876)
Wilson (877) 350-BURN (2876)