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Burning Permit 

It is illegal to burn within Guilford County limits the following items:

• Wire
• Paper & cardboard
• Plastics
• Heavy oils
• Paints
• Household chemicals
• Tires or other rubber items
• Treated, painted or finished wood
• Garbage
• Asphalt materials
• Building materials (especially asbestos)
• Industrial chemicals

Further information can be found in Guilford County Code of Ordinances - Solid Waste.

Burn Permits can be obtained through North Carolina Forestry Services.  

Underground Tank Installation, Removal, or Abandonment Permit
Permits for tank installation, tank removal, or abandonment in place of a tank are required by NC Fire Code.  Permits can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office. Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Blasting Permit
Permits for blasting operations are also required by NC Fire Code and can be obtained  by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Tent Permits
Permits to erect and operations of temporary tents, canopies, membrane structures, and stages with membrane covering are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Temporary tents, canopies, membrane structures, and stages with membrane covering erected for longer than 180 days are required by get a building permit through Guilford County Planning and Zoning.

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System Permit
Permits for installation and changes to Emergency Responder Radio Systems are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained  by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Fire Alarm and Detection System Permit
Permits for installation and changes to Fire Alarm and Detection Systems are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Gates & Barricades Permit
Permits for erecting or modifications related to gates and barricades that may obstruct fire access are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Hazardous Materials Permit
Permits for construction and maintaining Hazardous Materials are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained  by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions

Industrial Oven Installation Permit
Permits for installation and modification for Industrial Ovens are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Smoke Control System Permit
Permits for installation and modifications of Smoke Control Systems are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Solar Photovoltaic System Permit
Permits for installation and modifications to Solar Photovoltaic Systems are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Spraying and Dipping Permit
Permits for installation and operation of Spray or Dipping Operations are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Water Based Fire Protection System Permit
Permits for installation and modification to Water Based Fire Protection Systems are regulated by NC Fire Code and can be obtained  by printing an application from this site. Complete the application and either fax, email, or deliver to 1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro NC 27409, Attention Fire Marshal's Office.  Please read the permit document for requirements and conditions.

Water Based Fire Protections Systems would include sprinkler systems, public and private hydrants, wet and dry standpipe systems, and underground water systems related to fire protection.