Burn Permits

Town of Thompson's Station

The Town of Thompson's Station does not regulate burning or burn permits for residential homes. For construction sites, burning is regulated by the Thompson's Station Planning Commission.

State of Tennessee

The State of Tennessee requires burn permits from the Tennessee Division of Forestry during the dates of October 15, 2022 through May 15, 2023.

Permits from the Division of Forestry are free of charge. Apply for a free burn permit through the Tennessee Division of Forestry online burn permit application or over the phone by calling (877) 350-2876. The Forestry Division provides burning permits Monday through Friday. Residents wishing to burn during the weekend should obtain their permits during the week.

Note: Permits will only be issued when the Division of Forestry determines conditions are safe for residents to burn debris.

Williamson County

The Williamson County Rescue Squad requires residents who have obtained a burn permit from the Division of Forestry, to please call the dispatch center at (615) 791-6200 to notify them of when you will be burning and the address you will be burning at. 

The information is helpful to the squad in the event someone calls in a report of smoke in the area. Rescue officials will know the location of burning permits when responding.

Note: Outdoor burning that is not registered or without a permit may be extinguished by fire personnel.  

Helpful Links

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Contains general information on Burn Permits, Fire Prevention and Daily Fire Reports.

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Contains information on Tennessee's forestry reports and services provided.

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Williamson County Rescue Squad - Outdoor Burning


For information on what materials may NOT be burned, please visit:
TN Department of Environment & Conservation's Open Burning Guidelines.
To report illegal burning, please call toll-free 1-888-891-TDEC 


Interested in Volunteering?

The Williamson County Rescue Squad is currently accepting applications for Fire Recruits. Citizens interested in volunteering can follow the link to the W.C.R.S website to complete the online application.

Volunteer Opportunities with W.C.R.S.