Be Aware of Outdoor Burning Regulations in Boardman

Each year during the spring and fall seasons the state of Ohio has an increase in the number of wildfires and brush fires. It is because of this that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources and local Fire Departments have laws and regulations regarding outdoor burning and fires.

Statewide, outdoor burning is prohibited during the spring months of March, April and May from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Outdoor burning is also prohibited during the fall months of October and November from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. The dry conditions at these two times of year increase the possibility for wildfires to occur. In the event the Boardman Fire Department is called for outdoor burning during the listed hours, a report will be made with the Ohio EPA and parties may be subject to citation.

We also have local rules and regulations in Boardman Township that must be followed when burning occurs during approved times.

In the event a complaint is received, the Boardman Fire Department will dispatch a fire engine to investigate. The decision to extinguish the fire lies solely with the Fire Department officer.

If you have any questions regarding the state laws or the rules and regulations for outdoor burning in Boardman Township, please contact the Boardman Fire Prevention Bureau at 330-729-9535 or email