Controlled Burn Permits
Burn bans can be issued by both the city and county fire officials when conditions are unsafe for burning. Outdoor fires of any kind are prohibited during a burn ban issued by Benton County or the Bella Vista Fire Department. Contact the Benton County Department of Emergency Management at (479) 271-1004 or click here for more information on county-wide burn bans. Burning materials during burn bans is considered extremely dangerous to people, buildings, trees and grasslands. Violations are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
Controlled Burn Permits - REQUIRED PRIOR TO RESIDENTIAL BURNING
Prior to burning, read the rules then call 479-855-3771.
You are allowed to burn certain materials on your property in a controlled setting, as long as a burn ban is not in place. For questions about burning dilapidated structures, please call the Fire Department at 479-855-8249.
- Check for a burn ban before burning.
- Call 479-855-3771 anytime before burning.
- Stay close to the fire at all times.
- Have a water source nearby.
- Put the fire out if the wind picks up.
- Have the fire extinguished by dark.
- Yard clippings
- Tree limbs and brush
- Household trash or garbage
- Construction waste
- Demolition waste
- Treated lumber or wood scraps
How can you get rid of waste or trash you can’t burn?
The City of Bella Vista Fire Department conducts periodic controlled burns on dams and other areas in the city to control vegetation and wildfire risk.