New Regulations for Residential Outdoor Burning
All burning operations in the city shall comply with the “Rules for Air Quality Control” chapter 391-3-1 as written and amended by the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch unless specifically modified herein.
No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit open burning in any area of the city without a permit issued by the Georgia Forestry Commission, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 12-6-90.
The following activities are allowed after a permit is issued:
- Residential Property Maintenance
Burning of leaf piles and other “natural vegetation” such as trees, shrubbery and pine straw on the premises on which they fall by the person in control of the premises are permitted, subject to the described restrictions:
- No burn pile shall be larger than six feet (6’) in diameter by two feet (2’) high. There shall be 10 feet between burn piles. The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure (house, accessory structure, fence, public utility) on piles three feet (3’) to five feet (5’) in diameter and 25 feet where the pile size is three feet (3’) or less in diameter and two feet (2’) or less in height. All fires must be constantly attended by a competent person 16 years of age or older with the ability to extinguish the fire. There shall be no more than two (2) burn piles at any time. No burning of this type will be authorized when the humidity is less than 25 percent or the winds are greater than 10 mph, as provided on the Georgia Forestry Commission daily “wind speed” and “humidity” database (http://weather.gfc.state.ga.us/Maps.html). Failure to comply with these rules which results is an uncontrolled fire or a valid complaint that requires the response of the fire department, will result in the fire being immediately extinguished.
Welcome the new chief of police Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown was born and raised in Pooler, Ga., leaving temporarily but always returning home. A graduate of Groves High School and Armstrong State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, Brown has proudly served with the Savannah Police Department for the last twenty-four years on various departments such as; Undercover Vice, Homicide, and Patrol. Through hard work and commitment Brown was able to work his way through the ranks to become Captain within the department. During his time as Captain he was in command of patrol precincts as well as a variety of specialized units, such as the End Gun Violence program. Grateful for the opportunity he has been given of coming home to Pooler as our new Chief, Brown states that he is happy to get started on this new adventure and eager to serve his home town.
Fire Protection Application
It’s time to renew your Fire Protection Coverage Agreement with Pooler Fire-Rescue.
Unincorporated Chatham County residents of Berwick Lakes and Hampton Place subdivisions are subject to this Fire Protection Coverage Agreement.
Please complete the application and submit with payment to Pooler City Hall, 100 SW Highway 80, Pooler, GA 31322.
Please note **Fire Protection Coverage Agreement with Pooler Fire-Rescue DOES NOT coordinate with your home owners insurance policy coverage dates, our coverage agreement is for the calendar year January-December** ALL PREVIOUS FIRE PROTECTION COVERAGE EXPIRED DECEMBER 31, 2017 Please contact Stacy Weston, Fire Coordinator at 912-748-7012 if you have any questions.
Click HERE to view and download the application.
Utility Billing has moved to city hall
Utility Billing is now located on the second floor of city hall. With the seperation from Public Works, their numbers have changed.
Public Works: (912) 330-8650
Utility Billing: (912) 748-4800
Planning and Zoning Meeting Time
The Planning & Zoning Commission has changed the meeting time from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- The meetings will still be held on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, in the Council Chambers located on the 3rd floor of City Hall.