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Kootenai County Fire & Rescue
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What is the fee for a burn permit through Idaho Dept. of Lands (IDL)?

All burn permits are FREE of charge through IDL and are good for ten (10) days after you obtain it.

Can I still obtain an annual burn permit through IDL?

No, IDL only issues permits good for ten (10) days after you obtain it. When filling out your information on your initial permit, you can enter your email address and a password to keep your information on file, then when you want to burn again, just click “Renew My Permit.”

When I get my burn barrel permit through IDL, does someone need to come out to inspect my barrel before I can burn?

No, an inspection of your burn barrel is not required. Just make sure that your barrel is set up correctly and that you follow the rules and regulations for safe burning.

When I get a slash permit, does someone need to come out to inspect my pile before I can burn?

No, an inspection of your slash pile is not required. Just make sure to follow the rules and regulations for safe burning. If you should have any questions on the placement of your pile, please call our Admin Office to schedule the Fire Marshal to come out and take a look.

Do I still have to call Dept. of Air Quality (DEQ) each time before I burn?

Yes, residents will still need to abide by all burning restrictions issued due to poor air quality and/or high fire danger conditions.

Do I need to contact my fire department to notify them that I will be burning?

We would appreciate a courtesy phone call if you are going to be burning logging slash.

Can I be fined if burning illegally?

Yes, you can be fined by Idaho Dept. of Lands, Dept. of Air Quality and/or Kootenai County Fire & Rescue if you are burning illegally by not having your burn barrel set-up correctly, burning unauthorized items, not attending the fire, burning on an unauthorized day, letting the fire escape from you, or basically not being responsible and following the regulations for safe burning.

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Burn Barrel Permits

All burn barrels must be in good condition, off the ground 3-4 inches on non-combustible blocks, a minimum of four 1” vent holes along the bottom sides of the barrel, and have a screen on top with ½ inch max.

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Annexation Information

Annexation is a multi step process. The applicant must first determine if the proposed property is eligible for annexation. If the property is eligible for annexation, the applicant must fill out the “Proposal for Annexation” form and have it brought before the KCFR Board of Commissioners.

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