Open Burn Restrictions Begin May 1st
By Assistant Chief Adrian Doleman
April 29, 2019

Oldham is one of several Kentucky counties that have, at one time or another,
exceeded permissible air pollution levels for ozone and particulate matter. Open
burning is a major contributor to ozone pollution during the warmer months of the
year and most open burning is restricted to protect air quality.

From May 1 through September 30, the open burning of household rubbish,
brush, tree limbs, leaves and natural growth from land clearing are not permitted
in Oldham County.

For more information about open burning, contact the Kentucky Division for Air
Quality at 502-782-6592 or via email at Additional information
can also be found on the Department of Environmental Protection website at:
Violating state air quality regulations could result in a fine of up to $25,000 per

Attached is Page 6 of the Oldham County Open Burn Ordinance that references
what kind of burning is allowed in Oldham County during the ban. The complete
ordinance can be found on the county’s website at
Scroll to the bottom of the front page and click on Code of Ordinances. Then
click on Title IX: General Regulations, Chapter 92, Fires and Smoking.

Attachment Burn Restrictions 2019.pdf  (123k)