West Virginia laws on burning

West Virginia has laws on the books about burning.  Learn what you can and cannot burn on your property here.  You are advised to know the law.  On this page, find a short summary of the rules, as well as a flyer with further details including the fines that apply to those who don’t comply.

Burning laws, WV Division of Forestry

Prohibition of fires between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. prevailing time shall not be construed to include:

  1. Small fires set for the purpose of food preparation or providing light or warmth, around which all grass, brush, stubble, or other debris has been removed for a distance of ten feet from the fire, and
  2. Burning which may be conducted at any time when the ground surrounding the burning site is covered by one inch or more of snow

For more information, view the WV Division of Forestry flyer on Burning law below: