Worth County burn permit rules and requirments
It's starting to get colder outside, which for most people means bonfire season. For some counties in Georgia that have to comply to the burn ban, that also ended September 30th.
According to EMA Director Tom Whittington, if you live in Worth County you can burn during the day but not at night, under any circumstances, which means no bonfires.
Whittington says if you do burn during the day you are only allowed to burn natural vegetative materials. This means you can't burn things like tires, shingles, or plastics. And before burning anything you need to contact the Georgia Forestry Commission to get a burn permit. These permits only last for the day you request them. Whittington says it's a way for fire officials to keep track of where these fires are taking place and when.
The Georgia Forestry Commission website says, "For Permits in Poulan or Sylvester City limits contact the local government. Poulan has started issuing permits on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Only 5 permits will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays with 10 being issued on Saturdays. Fire to be dead out and smoke free by 11:00 PM in Poulan and 6:00 pm in Sylvester . You must stay with the fire until it is out. This permit is only good for the day of the burn."