Fire Marshal's Office

​A Stage 1 Burn Ban is in currently in Effect.  

Effective noon, September 22, 2023

Under the Stage 1 burn ban, all burning permits are suspended and all forms of outdoor burning are prohibited except for small recreational fires not requiring a burning permit. Recreational fires are:

    • small fires no bigger than three feet in diameter and no more than two feet high 
    • burning natural wood products in a backyard fireplace, fire pit, barbecue, or similar appliance for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking warmth or similar purposes.
    • campfires in approved locations, and in appliances such as back yard fireplaces

Recreational burning is not general outdoor burning – which remains prohibited. 

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Mobile Food Vendors: An Operational Permit is required.

All Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles equipped with fryers, grills, or other appliances that produce smoke or grease laden vapors operating in Kitsap County must have an Operational Permit issued by the Kitsap County Fire Marshal. For more information, see the Mobile Food Prep Vehicle Brochure.  Visit the Permit Center to apply!

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Commercial Inspections - Kitsap County's Risk Check Program

For your Commercial/Business inspections, please see Kitsap County's Risk Check Program for more information and to schedule your inspection!

Don't Get Burnt Grilling!

Outdoor Barbeque Safety Tips:

  • Move the grill away from siding, decking, and other things that can catch fire.
  • Stay with the grill the entire time you're cooking.
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools when cooking on the grill.
  • Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out.
  • Turn off or extinguish fires before you leave the backyard.
  • Check outdoor burning regulations with your local fire jurisdiction before lighting your fire.

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The Kitsap County Fire Marshal's Office (KCFMO) mission is to enhance fire safety through quality fire inspections, plan review, fire investigation and fire prevention education to minimize property loss, maintain community awareness of fire safety and to reduce the tragedy of fires in Kitsap County.

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