Get A Permit Over the Phone

man calling for burn permit

Residents with limited internet access may obtain permits for debris, broadcast, and other burns by calling (877) 350-BURN (2876) and speaking with a Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry representative.

Burn permits may be obtained by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.

Debris burning is never allowed in the following counties: Davidson, Knox, Madison, and Shelby.
To find phone numbers of local governments with outdoor burning ordinances, go to the online permit system and continue to the county table page.

Burn Permit Card