No open burning is allowed in the City of Great Bend. The only exception is the use of a barbecue grill or an appliance designed for such use when approved materials are being burned. More information can be obtained by viewing our Fire Pit Safety Guidelines
or by contacting Mark Orth at (620-793-4140).
Burning is allowed in the country once a permit is obtained from the fire department serving the district where the burning will take place. Once a burn permit has been issued applicants are required to notify conditions and other factors that may limit or prevent burning at that time.
Dena Popp, 911 Director, provides a list of the county's Fire Chief's on the Communications page of the County's website http://www.bartoncounty.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Communications%20/%20911 Citizens looking for more information may contact their area Fire Department or Contact Communications' Administration at 620-793-1920.
Circumstances may arise (i.e. extremely dry conditions, high fire danger alert, etc). that place restrictions and bans on open burning in the country. These restrictions and burn bans go into effect once a declaration has been made by the County Commissioners and they remaining in effect until deemed safe by the County Commissioners. Inquiries into active restrictions and burn bans can be made through the Fire Department serving the area where burning will take place. during times of restrictions and bans special permits can be issued for agricultural burning.