How can I get a permit to burn and what can I burn?

Burn permits are issued in compliance with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality requirements and EPA. A permit can be obtained for the clearing of land by contacting this office and completing the permit application. The fee is $150.

A site inspection is required to verify the pit is within guidelines and an air curtain destructor is provided. A pit is required for most sites. Fences must be provided to avoid unknowing humans or animals from falling into the pit. Fences shall be erected at the end of the day. The burn permit must be kept on site and contains a list of the requirements to be met. Burning of trash, rubbish, copper wiring, tires, or any other materials shall not be allowed. All permits can be discontinued if there are excessive complaints in the area. Developers / contractors are responsible for any damages related to the burning operations.

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1. How can I dispose of hazardous materials found within my home or garage?
2. What is the fire insurance rating for the City of Southaven?
3. How can I get a permit to burn and what can I burn?
4. What does the fire insurance rating mean for individual insurance rates?
5. Does Southaven require “Right to Know” reporting for hazardous materials in commercial properties?
6. Who do I call when I want to take a fire protection system out of service for repair or maintenance?
7. Who do I call if the fire hydrant is leaking or damaged, or somebody is stealing water from a hydrant?
8. Who do I call if I hear a fire alarm sounding or a fire sprinkler bell ringing?
9. What should I do if my child is playing with lighters, matches, or setting fires?
10. What do I do if I know about any unsafe condition that might cause a fire or other injury or contamination of the environment by hazardous materials?
11. What codes are enforced by the Southaven Fire Department?
12. Do I need to submit plans for review? How long does it take to complete the plan review process?
13. How many sets of drawings are required?
14. Can I obtain a list of permits that are required for construction or operations?
15. How do I schedule an inspection?
16. Is there a process for appealing interpretations of the Fire Prevention Bureau?
17. Does the Southaven Fire Department conduct annual inspections for existing buildings?
18. Can I obtain a list of requirements for the installation of specific items or systems?
19. How can I acquire a fire report from The Southaven Fire Department?
20. How can I acquire an EMS report from The Southaven Fire Department?