Burn Restrictions


As of Wednesday October 23rd, Elbert County Sheriff Tim Norton has put Stage II fire restrictions in place in Elbert County. Sheriff Norton based the increase from Stage II to Stage III on recommendations of local fire chiefs.

9. Stage III Restrictions. For purposes of this ordinance, “Stage III Restrictions” shall prohibit the following activities:
a. Open burning of any kind.
b. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
c. The sale or use of fireworks.
d. Use of educational rockets.
e. Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves without an approved chimney spark arrestor.
f. Use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor.

Elbert County Ordinance 06-01 is available at www.elbertcountysheriff.com under “County Ordinance”.

Sheriff Tim Norton

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office