During the local state of emergency, open burning of any kind and campfires are prohibited. Additionally, the use or discharge of personal fireworks, sparklers, flares, items containing "explosive compound", and any product containing pyrotechnic composition are also prohibited.
The following activities are permitted with certain conditions:
- Use of outdoor grills and cookers if attended by a responsible adult at all times while in use.
- Any agricultural, silvicultural, or land clearing burn that has been authorized by the Florida Forest Service and if determined that there will be sufficient fire suppression equipment and personnel on site.
- Properly permitted public fireworks displays with adequate fire suppression equipment and personnel on site.
- Flares discharged over the Atlantic Ocean.
Any person violating this order is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree and will be punished as provided by Florida Statutes, Section 775.082 or 775.083. In addition to the penalties described above, any violator shall reimburse Nassau County for all costs incurred as a result of such violation, including without limitation, response and suppression costs.
To report burning, please call 9-1-1. If you have any questions related to the Burn Ban, please contact Fire Rescue Headquarters at (904) 530-6600.
County Manager's Office