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Any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burn ban in guilty of a misdemeanor and may not be fined less than $100 and not more than $500. Section 49-19-351 of MS Code of 1972 amended.
Types of exemptions:
1. No exemptions from this burn ban
2. Mississippi Forestry Commission
3. Certified Burn Managers
4. County Fire Services
5. Commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment; providing that said burn meets the State's DEQ regulations.
6. Agriculture field burn
Remember to check back before doing any outdoor burning as burn bans are subject to change at any time.