The Prescribed Burn Application period is now CLOSED for the 2016-17 season. The application period for the 2017-18 season will begin on June 1st.
After receiving some much-appreciated public input from the rollout of the new “Procedure and Application Guide for Private Landowners” over the past year, we are making changes to application package to help reduce any confusion with filling out the appropriate application. On June 1st , the revised application package will then be available to the public for download or request by mail. The revised package will be broken down into three separate applications for the appropriate type of prescribed burn permit being requested:Landowner Implemented, Qualified Professional Implemented or New Jersey Forest Fire Service Assisted. The application periods are as follows:
•“Forest Fire Service Assisted” prescribed burn applications will begin on June 1st and close on October 1st;
•“Landowner Implemented” prescribed burns applications will require the completed application, a minimum of 30 days before the anticipated prescribed burn;
• “Qualified Professional Implemented” prescribed burns applications will require the completed application, a minimum of 30 days before the anticipated prescribed burn.
Please note, the end of the prescribed burn season will be April 1st for applicants north of the Raritan River and March 15th for applicants south of the Raritan River. Please use these dates and plan accordingly to ensure you give sufficient time for application processing.
New Jersey Forest Fire Service has had a long standing policy of assisting land owners with prescribed burning.
Thank you for your continued support.
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