Know the law before you strike a match in Florida!
Agricultural, silvicultural, land clearing, pile, and acreage burning all require a burning authorization from the Florida Forest Service.
Authorization is not required to burn yard waste as long as you meet the required setbacks and there are no local, city or county ordinances in place that prohibits burning.
Residents of Monroe County should call the Everglades Forestry District at 954-475-4120 with any questions or concerns. For additional information, visit the Florida Forestry Service website.
View the Florida Forestry Division’s brochure about Outdoor Burn Rules (PDF).