The City of Murray, Kentucky

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Open Burning

The information below is meant to serve as a summary of the Fire Prevention Ordinance concerning Open Burning. For the complete and official Ordinance please visit the following page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get an application to burn?
A burn permit application can be downloaded here or you can contact Fire Prevention or Fire Administration.

Does it cost anything to apply for a burn permit?
There is no charge for a burn permit.

What times of the year is burning restricted to certain times?
February 15 thru April 30 and October 1 thru December 15: 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.
*The Fire Chief or Fire Marshal may issue a ban on open burning if severe weather conditions exist.

Can I burn leaves in the City of Murray?
No, leaves are not allowed to be burned in the City of Murray.

What are the consequences for illegal burning or failing to obtain a permit?
Violations are subject to a $50 fine.

Do I need a burn permit to use an outdoor burn pit, fireplace, or chimanea?

Allowable Reasons for Burning

Allowable Materials

Illegal Materials

Size Limit and location

Attendance Required

Notification Required Prior to Burning

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