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The Division of Forestry is reminding Lincoln County residents that if they intend to do any outdoor burning, they are required by state law to obtain a free burning permit.
The permits are required Oct. 15 through May 15.
To obtain a permit, call toll-free 1-877-350-BURN (2876) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Permits are also available online for small-scale debris burns by visiting BurnSafeTN.org. Online applicants will be asked to submit the same information they would if applying by phone and will receive a printable permit to have on hand while conducting their burn.
Permits generally cover 24 hours. For weekend burning, a permit can be obtained on Fridays. A permit can also be acquired online on Saturdays and Sundays.
Permits will be issued if weather conditions are considered safe for debris burning activity. Debris burning should always be done in a safe manner, and it is the responsibility of the permit recipient. TDF reminds you that “your fire is your responsibility”.