Burn Permit Information

Burn Ban in effect 

The Hot Springs Fire Department issued a burn ban for the City of Hot Springs that went into effective at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. 

The ban is based on the potential fire hazard associated with current dry conditions and will remain in effect as long as these conditions are present.

The burn ban prohibits all controlled burning within city limits. All burn permits issued prior to the burn ban have been canceled; they can be reissued or extended when the ban is lifted. 

Information on the burn ban status is available at 501-321-6977. The Solid Waste C.A.P.S. program is an available option to pick up yard debris for leaves and small limbs. To schedule a pickup, call 501-321-6921.

When you have agricultural materials that need to be burned, a burn permit is required. Only agricultural materials (no trash) may be burned.


Cost: Free

A Burn Permit must be obtained by the owner or occupant of the residential property where the burning will take place. Proof of ownership or occupancy must be verified by driver license, ID card, or recent utility bill statement. The Burn Permit may only be used as per the conditions on the permit.


Cost: $25

All commercial or second-party persons wishing to burn must obtain a commercial burn permit for $25 through the Fire Marshal’s Office. In some cases, the fire marshal may need to visually inspect the site and or materials to be burned. The burn permit may only be used as per the conditions on the permit.

Obtaining a Permit

Burn permits can be obtained from either the Central Fire Station at 310 Broadway, or the Lakeshore Station at 220 Lakeshore Drive.

Permitting Hours

  • Residential permitting hours are from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. every day.
  • Commercial permitting hours are Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.