Calvert County Health Department states: A burning permit is required from the Environmental Health Division for any open air burning. Permits will not be issued from June 1 through August 31st of each year due to air quality restrictions. The fee for burning permits is $10.00
Maryland DNR states: A person may not engage in open air burning except under the following conditions: 1.There is a natural or constructed fire break at least 10 feet wide completely around the material to be burned that is free of flammable materials; 2.Adequate personnel and equipment are present to prevent the fire from escaping; 3.At least one responsible person remains at the location of the fire until the last spark is out; and 4.Burning occurs between the hours of 4:00 pm and 12:00 midnight EST, except when the ground is covered with snow the burning may occur at any time so long as all other requirements are met. In addition to the requirements of this regulation, a person engaged in open air burning shall comply with all other requirements of other state and local jurisdictions. (Inclduing EPA & calvert County)
To obtain a Maryland DNR Forest Service Open Air Burning permit contact your local Forest Service Office. Maryland DNR Forest Service - Calvert County Office 6904 Hallowing Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (410) 535-1303
Environmenal Protection Agency (EPA) States: You cannot burn from June 1 to August 31 due to air quality restrictions.
If you live within the town limits of Chesapeake Beach, North Beach or within the Chesapeake Ranch Estates you can never open air burn.