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Prescribed Fire - Required Forms for Practitioners

Certified prescribed fire managers manage a fire.

Several administrative forms are required for individuals to legally conduct prescribed fires in Ohio.  This page contains links to both pre-burn and post-burn mandatory forms.   

Prescribed Fire Request for Waiver of 1503.18 [pdf] - Required for any prescribed burn that will be conducted during the months of March, April, May, October and November. Send completed waiver request to rxfire@dnr.ohio.gov

Fire Department Written Approval [pdf] - Required for private landowners that intend to conduct a prescribed fire on their own property; must be submitted with the Prescribed Fire Request for Waiver of 1503.18 form.

Prescribed Fire Reporting Form [pdf] - Required post-burn reporting for all prescribed burns. Send completed report to rxfire@dnr.ohio.gov

Other Forms / Permissions – Individuals who plan to conduct prescribed fires in Ohio are responsible to comply with any applicable Ohio EPA rules/laws/policies (epa.ohio.gov), as well as any local fire department regulations.

Prescribed fire practitioners should always develop detailed burn plans and exercise extreme caution when implementing prescribed fire in Ohio.