Open Burning & Bonfires

Open Burning Application   

Fill out and print the Open Burning Permit Form, and email to Fire Marshal.

  • A permit fee of $100.00 is required. Please attach a check or money order payable to City of Savannah to this application. Once application is approved, a permit number will be issued. A copy of the issued permit must remain on site.  
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow all City of Savannah ordinances, Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Forestry and International Fire Code rules and regulations. Failure to do so can result in the revocation of this permit without a refund of the permit fee. 


Bonfire Application

Fill out and print the Bonfire Permit Form, and email to Fire Marshal.

  • Permit must be submitted for approval 14 days prior to event. A permit fee of $50.00 is required. Please attach a check or money order payable to City of Savannah to this application.
  • A site visit by the fire code official will be required to determine site suitability, water supply for extinguishment and the need for fire department apparatus. If it is determined the fire department apparatus and personnel are needed, additional fees will be applied


Open Burning & Bonfires FAQs