Open burning is regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. A North Carolina Forest Service Burning Permit is required for all burning conducted in any woodland, or within 500 feet of any woodland, during the hours starting at midnight and ending at 4:00 pm.
A permit does not have to be issued if burning is within 100 feet of a dwelling and can be contained, i.e. water hose, etc. For more information concerning burning regulations, contact the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources at (336) 679-8941. Additional information on air quality and burning regulations can be obtained by calling the North Carolina Division of Air Quality, Winston-Salem Regional Office at (336) 771-5000.