The Georgia Environmental Protection Divisions seasonal burn ban is over, but permits are needed in Bibb County.
Every year from May 1 to Sept. 30, the EPD prevents outdoor burning due to health reasons.
More people are outdoors during the summer months when ozone and pollution levels typically are at their highest.
Macon-Bibb Fire Prevention Chief Larry Smallwood said Bibb residents still must call his office at 751-2700 to acquire permission to burn yard waste between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Burn piles must be 25 feet from buildings or other combustible structures, and burning must be over by dark, Smallwood said. Bonfires have to have a permit but can be held at night.
Limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter require a controlled burn with a fire pit, he said.
More detailed instructions are given when permits are issued.