New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Annual Burning Ban
March 16, through May 14, 2013
During this time period, no open burning shall be allowed. Opening burning may be allowed between May 15, and March 15, provided requirements are met and no further bans are in place through local or State regulation.
As of July 13, 2012, a State-wide burn ban is in effect for all of New York through October 10th. The ban includes all regulations of the annual, Spring Burn Ban which can be found in it's entirety by clicking the link below.
Burning in an open fire, provided it is not contrary to other law or regulation, will be allowed as follows:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) ban on burning begins on March 15, 2012, and continues through May 15, 2012.
This regulation means that there are no open fires allowed during the March 15th to May 15th time period.
Commissioner Martens Reminds Small Communities of High Fire Risk Season and State Ban on Brush Burning
Residential Brush Burning Prohibited March 16 - May 14
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control reminds New Yorkers who reside in smaller communities of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s ban on burning residential brush during the state’s historically high fire risk period which began March 16 and runs through May 14. For more information visit: