Permits and Fees

The Burlington Fire Department has several types of permits. If you should need a permit, you may obtain it at the Fire Prevention Office located at:

Burlington Fire Department Headquarters Station
Fire Prevention Division

215 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 229-3133
Office Hours from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.

Click for a list of the types of permits and associated fees.

*Blasting Permits will only be issued if the insured has a valid Certificate of Insurance stating they are covered for $1,000,000 of General Liability insurance which should also include blasting. Please call the Fire Prevention office before obtaining a permit. There are certain specifications that need to be met before a permit can be issued.

**Open Burning Permits are not issued for locations in the City of Burlington to remove yard waste. The city provides pick-up service for shrubbery, leaves, and other forms of yard waste. Please check with sanitation for the days they collect in your area. The North Carolina Forest Service website also has an online burn permit. That permit is NOT VALID inside the city limits. If you have any questions regarding a burning permit please call the Fire Prevention office at (336) 229-3133.