The online burn permit is good only in the unincorporated areas of Franklin County. If you live within the city limits of any city you will need to contact your City Hall for burning information. Burn permits for the City of Ottawa please contact Ottawa Fire at 229-3700.
Online Burn Permit For Unincorporated Areas of Franklin County
Any person who fails to obtain a permit as required above, who fails to abide by the conditions set forth in the permit, who abandons a fire that has not been extinguished or fails to take reasonable precautions to contain a fire, who burns on a day when burning is banned by the Commission through a resolution or on a day where the Fire Marshal and/or his or her designee has issued a burn ban or who otherwise violates the provision of this resolution shall be guilty of a Class B nonperson misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by up to six months in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. Law enforcement officers are responsible for issuing notices to appear for violations of this resolution. Violations of this resolution shall be prosecuted in the name of the county by the office of the County Attorney.
Any person convicted of violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this resolution may also be assessed all costs incurred by emergency responders from any Franklin County fire district/department, EMS, law enforcement, emergency management, or emergency response units from mutual aid agencies/departments, in controlling and/or extinguishing the fire.