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    Open Burning Regulatory Reference

    COMAR 26.11.07
    An application for a permit to burn material by "Open Fire" must be submitted to this office with the required application fee.   
    General Rules for Open Burning:
    • A permit must be secured for each operation,  except as provided in ​COMAR 26.11.07.
    • Provision must be made for proper ventilation of the burning material to avoid excess smoke and to promote rapid and complete combustion.
    • No tires, heavy oil, or other smoke-producing fuel may be used to start fires.
    • Burning is limited to only those materials generated on site.
    • Asbestos materials, plastics, tar paper, vinyl siding, and asphalt shingles are prohibited from burning.
    • Notification of the proposed Open Fire to the Talbot County Operations Center  is required, (See Burn Permit application for contact information.)   Notification to the Operations Center does NOT negate the need for securing an approved Burn Permit from the Office of Environmental Health.  
    • Additional approval from the Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park & Wildlife Service may be warranted.  (See Burn Permit application for details.)  


    Application: Burn Permit App.pdf