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Hazardous Fire Weather Conditions Predicted; Sevierville Requires Burn Permits

Posted 03-29-22.

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Warning for portions of Sevier County and surrounding areas for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30. The predicted combination of high winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will create hazardous conditions for fires to spread Wednesday afternoon.

The City of Sevierville would like to remind residents and visitors that a permit is required for any open burning in Sevierville on a year-round basis. To request a permit or for more information, please call the Fire Inspectors Office at 865-868-1710. Permit applications are also available online at on the Fire Department page.

Sevierville Burn Permit Regulations
A permit is required for open burning in accordance with Section 7-102 of the Sevierville Municipal Code. All open burning sites must be inspected prior to burning. Permits are granted with the conditions as listed.

Permits are available Monday through Friday between 8-5.
• An adult (over 18 years of age) is present on site during the burn.
• Water or other extinguishing materials are available at the side.
• No gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, or flammable solids are to be used as an accelerant.
• Wind velocity does not exceed five (5) miles per hour.
• All burning must comply with State of Tennessee Air Quality Law, i.e., only untreated wood or wood waste may be burned. The issuance of the permit does not relieve the applicant of the necessity to obtain any required State permits.
• Complaints may void the permit and require extinguishment.
• Water required to control or extinguish the burn will be billed to the Permit Holder.