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*** NOTICE ***

Beginning September 1, 2016, the Lakeland Fire Department will no longer be issuing Burn Permits.  All Burn Authorizations will be issued by the Florida Forest Service.  

For more information on Burn Authorizations, please call the Lakeland District Field Unit of the Florida Forest Service at (863)940-6701 or visit their website

Open Burning Application and Information

Open Burning: 

The Lakeland Fire Department requires permits for commercial land clearing, residential land clearing, and bonfires. Burning of trash or yard debris in the City of Lakeland is not allowed.

Applications must be submitted with associated fees (if applicable). Complete applications can be emailed directly to for quick and easy processing. Applications may also be submitted in person at Fire Safety Management offices located at 701 E Main Street, Lakeland, FL 33801If emailing your complete application, fees may be mailed or dropped off in person at FSM offices. 

Download the open burn permit application here.