Providing daily updates for wood burning restrictions due to poor air quality days. Homeowners, renters, and businesses in Multnomah County cannot burn wood when the air quality is forecasted to be poor unless granted an exemption. On poor air quality days, people may not use:
Wood or pellet stoves, fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, chimineas.

The ordinance does not apply to cooking food. Charcoal grills, smokers, or wood fired ovens.

Call the reporting number or fill out an online complaint to report a violation on a wood-burning restriction (red) day.

Check air quality conditions and burn advisory status every time before you burn. Red means "stop." Yellow means "limit."

Multnomah County will issue a burn restriction (red) day if poor air quality is expected. Advisories and restrictions take effect by noon the same day.


-For burning outdoor trash, contact the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

-For unattended fires, contact Portland Fire and Rescue.
847 NE 19th Avenue
Suite 350
Portland, OR 97232
Eligibility: Burn Ban updates: Unrestricted
- Wood/pellet burning is the ONLY way to heat the main living space.
-Total household income is 60% or less than the Oregon median income.
-Emergency conditions are present if there is a power outage, service interruption, or failure of your main heating system (120 days only).
-Other temporary exemptions may be allowed (for example, ceremonial reasons) upon Director's authorization and must be applied before operating a device.
Hours: Website: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Office:Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 988-3400 Main phone
  • (503) 988-4163 Hotline
  • (503) 988-0035 Reporting
  • (503) 988-3400 Main phone
Email Address:
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Burn Ban updates: Visit website; updates are posted by 11am each day.
Exceptions: Visit website, complete an online application, or download, complete, print, and mail to the address listed on the application. Exemptions expire on September 30th. Exemptions must be renewed every year.
FEES: None
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Burning Bans
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