Public Safety

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Statewide Burn Ban is in effect through May 15th!

Burn Ban in Effect

The Washington County Department of Public Safety and Fire Coordinator Glenn Bristol advise the statewide Ban on Residential Brush / Open Burning is effect and will continue to be in effect through May 14th at 11:59 PM.

Have questions regarding the Open Burning law? Check here first: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html

The full text of Part 215 relating to Open Burns can be found here: https://goo.gl/4egDUC

Reminder: The towns of Dresden, Fort Ann and Putnam are designated "Fire Towns" under the Environmental Conservation Law and require permits to be issued from DEC.

Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332) or report online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/67751.html .

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