What can happen to me if I am caught illegally open burning?

The Ohio EPA has the legal authority to enforce the open burning laws. Violations can result in substantial penalties. If you have any questions or would like to report a suspected opening burning incident, contact your local Ohio EPA district office or your local air pollution control agency. 

Southwest District Office of the Ohio EPA (SWDO)
937-285-6357

Air Quality Programs Pollution Control Agency
513-651-9437


For a complete copy of Ohio's opening burning regulations, contact:
Division of Air Pollution Control Ohio EPA
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
614-644-2270

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1. Is "Open Burning" permitted in Liberty Township?
2. Do I have to notify the fire department or Ohio EPA if I will be burning?
3. Does the Ohio Fire Code have different rules than the EPA?
4. What can happen to me if I am caught illegally open burning?