Burn Permits

Open Burning

The Pelham Fire Department issues Burn Permits to authorize outdoor burning within the corporate limits of the City of Pelham. From May 1 through October 31 of each year, there is no authorized burning within the city limits of Pelham. This is in accordance with a mandate from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).


To obtain a commercial burning permit, please download and complete the application. Email the Fire Prevention Bureau a signed copy. Once received, one of our Fire Inspectors will contact you to set up a time to inspect the burn site. Based on the inspection, the permit will then be approved/denied.

Rules and Regulations of Open Burning

You must read the following rules and regulations prior to submitting an application: Pelham Fire Department Open Burning Permit Issuance Guidance * Alabama Department of Environmental Management Open Burning Regulations.

Ozone Alert

When an Ozone alert has been issued, the Pelham Fire Department will display the Ozone Alert Flag beneath the American Flag at Fire Station Number No. 1 located directly behind Pelham City Hall.