Burning of yard debris is allowed in Glynn County except for the City of Brunswick and Jekyll Island. To burn in Glynn County you must first contact Georgia Forestry at 1-877-652-2876 or by web at and obtain a burning permit.
This permit is only good for natural vegetation such as grass clippings, limbs, leaves that are from the address of the burn permit and for the day of the permit only. The pile can not be larger than 6 feet by 6 feet and must be 25 feet away from any structure or woodland. The fire must be supervised at all times by an adult. It is unlawful to burn any type of sawed wood, household garbage, or man-made products of any type. Burning can begin after 8:00 am and the fire must be extinguished before dark.
Land Clearing Debris:
When clearing land contact the Glynn County Fire Prevention Division to have the site inspected for the authorization and use of an Air Curtain Destructor (ACD). If it is determined that you can burn the land clearing debris, you will be given a copy of the regulations on how to set up an air curtain destructor (ACD), the inspection requirements, and operational guidelines. Burning can begin at 10:00 am and must be completely extinguished by dark. Someone must remain with the fire at all times.
Warming and Cooking Fires:
Warming and cooking fires are allowed in Glynn County except on the BEACHES. Warming fires must be of naturally grown wood or Charcoal. There must be people around the fire to make it a warming fire or a cooking fire.
Glynn County Fire-Rescue along with Georgia Forestry may at times issue a Ban on any burning in Glynn County due to weather conditions.