Outside Burning Regulations
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County 11-19-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.
Chapter 92: BURNING, OUTDOOR
§ 92-1. Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings respectively ascribed to them:
Virginia's 4 p.m. Burn Law: Outdoor Fires Unlawful Before 4:00 PM
February 15 through April 30
Virginia's 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect on February 15. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law comes into effect each spring and is different from the burning bans, which are invoked only during periods of extreme fire danger. Debris burning continues to be the leading cause of forest fires in Virginia.
You can read the full text of the law § 10.1-1142 on our Web site.