The Mississippi Forestry Commission issues burning permits based on the daily fire weather forecast. Permits are required for any fire set for a recognized agricultural and/or forestry purpose. Prescribed burn forest management
To view the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's open burning regulations, visit:

Call the Mississippi Forestry Commission's Central Dispatch Number to request a burning permit or report a wildfire:


Click here for a summary map of today's permit issuance allowance.

Be prepared to answer the following questions

  • Type of burning (agriculture or forestry)
  • Number of acres
  • Forestry purpose (hazard reduction, control undesirable species, control disease, site prep, wildlife mgt or other)
  • Landowner name
  • Person responsible for fire
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Location of property (40, section, township and range)
  • Beginning / end date and time of fire

Minimum requirements for permit are 3.5 m/s transport wind speed and 500 meters mixing height OR 3.0 m/s transport wind speed and 890 meters mixing height.