Burning Information for Counties within the Flint Hills Region
For more information on obtaining a burn permit, reporting a burn, or questions regarding burning, please contact your local Law Enforcement Center, Emergency Management Office or Fire Chief / Fire District.
Contact the appropriate local 911 center or fire service agency immediately prior to commencing the burn and when the burn is completed. Permission is required for burns of less than 40 acres and will be granted if certain standards are met. These are listed in the County Burning Resolution. Agriculture burns of 40 acres or more requires notification. Butler County Emergency Communications numbers are: 316-320-1294 or 316-322-4398.
Butler County Burning Resolution
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Call the sheriff's office at 620.273.6313 extension 1 to request permission. Be prepared to provide name, location of the burn, and approximate acreage to be burned. Permission to burn will be determined by weather and smoke modeling forecasts and may change during the day. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Call the sheriff's office at 620.725.3108 or 3109 to request permission. Additional requirements apply. Adequate and appropriate equipment to control the fire must be on site before burning. The fire should not be left unattended at any time. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Notify the local fire district or dispatcher immediately before burning and again to report the burn is out. Fire department phone numbers are: Winfield 620.221.5560; Atlanta 620.394.2222; Arkansas City 620.441.4430; Burden 620.438.2315; Cambridge 620.467.4111; Dexter 620.876.5605; Udall 620.782.3333. Only Winfield and Arkansas City fire departments are staffed full time. Dispatcher numbers for the entire county are Winfield 620.221.5555 and Arkansas City 620.441.4444.
Permission to burn is not required, but it is recommended that the sheriff’s office be contacted immediately prior to burning at 620.374.2108. A recommendation to not burn will be given if weather conditions are not favorable for burning.
Greenwood County Burning Regulations
Permits for burning can be obtained from the sheriff’s office and at other locations around the county. Permits are valid for two years, beginning in January of an even numbered year. Notify the sheriff’s office at 620.342.5545 immediately prior to burning. Be prepared to provide name, address, permit number, location of the burn, and type of burn (rangeland, cropland, CRP). Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Notify the dispatcher immediately before burning at 620.767.6310. Be prepared to provide name, cell phone number, location of the burn, type of burn (rangeland, cropland, CRP) and approximate acreage to be burned. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.