Open Burn Ban is Now Rescinded


Executive Order
County of Boone
Office of The Judge/ Executive
Gary W. Boone
Executive Order:  2019-08

IN RE: Open Burning Ban Rescinded

WHEREAS, Boone County has experienced a period of increased precipitation and lower temperatures resulting in a decrease in the fire hazard; and 

WHEREAS, the Boone County Emergency Management Department and the Boone County Fire Chief's Association have advised the Judge/Executive that the existing ban on open burning may be lifted. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I Gary W. Moore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Judge/Executive of the County of Boone, Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby order as follows: 

The ban on open burning is hereby rescinded effective October 16, 2019. 

Those who intend to conduct open burning in Boone County are reminded that the provisions of the Boone County Code of Ordinances remain in effect. The Code requires those desiring to engage in open burning to notify the local fire department prior to engaging in open burning. In addition they must give notice to the public by posting at least two signs in prominent and conspicuous locations on the property where the burn will occur. The signs must state  in at least 3 inch letters the words "Open Burning" and the dates  of the burning.  The signs must be in place at least 24 hours prior to the open burning and remain in place until the fire is extinguished. The Code only allows the burning of clean wood and prohibits burning  solid  waste which includes among other things: trash, shingles, tires, and treated lumber.