Outdoor Burn Ban In Effect In Frederick County

It will remain in place through August 31st.






Frederick, Md (KM ) The Frederick County Health Department says there’s an outdoor burn ban in effect through August 31st. That means open burning permits will not be issued.

The ban is required by Maryland State Air Quality regulations which first went into affect in June, 1995, It’s extend throughout the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Region, and designed to reduce ozone levels during the summer months.

Violations of the open burning ban are subject to a fine of $500 under the Frederick County code, $25,000 under the Maryland code.

The ban does not apply to small recreational fires such as campfires, barbecues and gas grills.

When open burning is permitted, the Health Department reminds residents that a permit is required. They can be obtained by mailing an application toe Health Department’s Environmental Health Division at 350 Montevue Lane.

Burning of household trash is not allowed any time of the year.

For more information, call the Community Services Office of the Health Department’s Environmental Health Division at 301-600-1717.