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How to notify the Forestry Commission

State law requires that you notify the Forestry Commission prior to burning outdoors. In most cases, the law applies to burning leaves, limbs and branches that you clean up from your yard. The notification law does not apply within town or city limits.
The toll-free numbers below allow you a quick, easy way to make your yard debris burning notification. Just dial the appropriate 800 number, listen to the message, and leave your name, address and phone number.
The law requires that you clear a firebreak around the burning site and have the right equipment available to keep the fire under control. You must also stay with the fire until it is completely safe.
In addition to state laws regulating outdoor burning, there may be other local ordinances. Be sure to check on this before burning.

CountyNumber CountyNumber
Abbeville1-800-895-7056 Greenwood1-800-986-5327
Aiken1-800-895-7057 Hampton1-800-986-5403
Allendale1-800-895-7058 Horry1-800-986-5404
Anderson1-800-895-7059 Jasper1-800-986-5405
Bamberg1-800-895-7060 Kershaw1-800-705-8609
Barnwell1-800-895-7061 Lancaster1-800-705-8610
Beaufort1-800-895-7062 Laurens1-800-705-8611
Berkeley1-800-895-7063 Lee1-800-705-8612
Calhoun1-800-895-7064 Lexington1-800-705-8613
Charleston1-800-986-3593 Marion1-800-705-8614
Cherokee1-800-986-3594 Marlboro1-800-705-8615
Chester1-800-986-3595 McCormick1-800-705-8616
Chesterfield1-800-986-3596 Newberry1-800-705-8617
Clarendon1-800-986-3597 Oconee1-800-705-8618
Colleton1-800-986-3599 Orangeburg1-800-517-9636
Darlington1-800-986-3742 Pickens1-800-517-9637
Dillon1-800-986-3745 Richland1-800-517-9638
Dorchester1-800-986-3746 Saluda1-800-517-9639
Edgefield1-800-986-5138 Spartanburg1-800-517-9640
Fairfield1-800-986-5162 Sumter1-800-517-9641
Florence1-800-986-5165 Union1-800-517-9642
Georgetown1-800-986-5256 Williamsburg1-800-517-9643
Greenville1-800-986-5299 York1-800-517-9644