Wood stove with stacked and split fire wood You may apply for a winter wood burning exemption if: 

  • Wood burning is the ONLY way to heat the main living space. But, if your home or business has a permanently installed and working furnace or heating system, wood is not considered a sole source of heat. 
  • There is an economic need. If your total household income is 60% or less than the Oregon median income. 
  • Emergency conditions are present. If there is a power outage, service interruption, or failure of your main heating system. 
  • The unit has a certified rating of 2.5g/hr or less.

If any of these apply, please submit a  Wood smoke exemption application (570.09 KB).