Open burning is allowed Oct. 1 through April 30 of each year in Cobb County.
During this time, you may burn limited yard debris (leaves, pine straw, and small limbs from growth on your property) and land clearing using an air curtain destructor.
The following restrictions for burning also apply:
- Burning is allowed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and one hour before sunset (no smoldering or hot coals remaining).
- No burning is allowed on windy days (10 mph or higher) or on days when the atmospheric conditions (cloudy, overcast, or raining) would cause the smoke to remain low to the ground. Cobb Fire uses wind speeds from McCollum Field, Dobbins AFB, and Brown Field to determine wind speed.
- Burning must be attended by an adult who must be watching the fire at all times. Never leave a fire unattended.
- A water hose long enough to reach the fire must be on hand, and be ready to use if needed.
- Yard waste (small) fire must be at least 50 feet from all structures, including fences of combustible material, limbs no more than 6” diameter, pile not more than 6’ x 6’, at least 25’ from roads with speed limits greater than 35 mph.
- Burning in a barrel is prohibited.
For more information, call the Cobb Fire Marshal at 770-528-8310 or click here.