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Ontario Fire Department
  City Hall, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR  97914

Non-Emergency (24/7)
PH:  541-881-3233
FAX: 541-881-7121
Terry Leighton
Fire Chief
Phone:  541-881-3230
Administrative Assistant
Phone:  541-881-3216

City Burn Permits 


Residential burn barrels and open outside burning requires a permit issued by the Ontario Fire & Rescue Department. The permits may be obtained by calling 881-3201 or 881-3233 during business hours Monday through Friday for a site inspection, which is mandatory.

Permit fees:

  • $15.00 for a seven (7) day open burn.
  • $30.00 for a burn barrel season, valid from May 1st to April 30th.


Fires and burn barrels shall not be within 20 feet of any buildings, fences, trees or property lines. The ground shall be clear of burnable material for a minimum of 10 feet.


Commercial  (City)

Commercial Burn Permits can only be obtained by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). You can find them on the Internet at http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx

DEQ Phone Numbers:

  • (800) 304-3513
  • (541) 278-4626


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