Permits - Commercial Outdoor Burning


Commercial Burn Pits

The Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office requires a permit to be issued for Commercial Burn Pits. Commerical Burn Pits are typically used for the clearing of land. This burning activity can be related to a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP). Burn Pits allow for the burning of trees, limbs and stumps. See the "Quick Reference Guide" for more information on Burn Pits. Burn Pits require the use of an Air Curtain Destructor (ACD). 

To apply for a Commercial Burn Pit Permit, visit the Cherokee County Developmental Services (DSC) online through the CityView portal.

If this is your first time visiting the CityView portal, you will be required to create a free account.

Once signed into the portal you will click "Apply for a Building Permit", then select the application type "Fire Prevention", then select the category "Commercial Burn Permit".  

There is a $200.00 permit fee (good for 30 days) plus a $50.00 digital upload fee. All fees can be paid online or in person at the Development Service Center (1130 Bluffs Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114). 

For help with applying for a permit please call the DSC at 770-721-7812.

Once the permit application process is complete the Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office will review the permit.

A fire inspector will be assigned the project and will contact you to inspect the pit. You may call the Fire Marshal's Office at 678-493-6290 or email [email protected] to schedule the pit inspection. The pit must be completed and per the details in the "Quick Reference Guide". The ACD must be in place and operational. The inspector will want you to start the ACD to verify. 

You must contact the Georgia Forestry Commission at or call 770-387-3750 to verify the outdoor atmosphere conditions are appropriate for burning debris each day.