Changes to Taylor and Snowflake burn permits.
Good news, changes are coming to the burn permits, Both Taylor & Snowflake are making up dates on our current permits. In 1997 both communities signed an agreement with the Arizona Department of Environment Quality (ADEQ). This agreement states that we will enforce all rules and regulations that ADEQ has. With Taylor Fire Department signing the agreement it also requires that we issue burn permits and track quantity and type of material to be burned. The good news in the agreement is you can get your burn permit from the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department seven days a week twenty-four hours a day at 536-7500.
. Applications and burn information will be available on the Town of Taylor’s website and at the Taylor Town Hall or the Fire Dept. Although you will be able to download or pick this information up, you will only be able to get a permit number from the Police Dept.
. After you receive this permit number it will now be good for 1 year instead of the six months it was in the past.
. Start time no earlier than one hour after sunrise.
. Fire must be extinguished 2 hours before sunset.
. There is still no cost associated with burn permits.
Anyone that is planning to have a Bon fire please call your local fire department for rules and regulations. Taylor fire is willing to work with you and your family in these situations and with prior notification we offer support as well as not respond when your fire is called in by a concerned citizen.
We are encouraging everyone to start cleaning and burning weeds and grass. We had a sufficient amount of precipitation this fall; grass and weeds both grew in some areas. This vegetation is very thick. Most likely it will again be another early high fire season. Last year we were heading into red flag in February and early March. We have never considered this as early in the spring as we did last year. If you continue to look at our trends we will have already began see an early fire season.
If you have any questions regarding burn permits or wildfire safety, please contact Dave Beck or Chief Wood at the Taylor Fire Dept at 536-7900.