Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Web-Based Open Burn Authorization Request (WebOBA)

The Florida Forest Service's Web-Based Open Burn Authorization Request (WebOBA) provides certified burners the ability to submit open burn authorization requests online. This system will increase the efficiency of the authorization process.

WebOBA is available only to Certified Prescribed Burners and Certified Pile Burners. If you are not a certified burner, contact the Florida Forest Service Field Office in your area for an open burn authorization.

How It Works

Burners sign in using their customer number and password. Once signed in you enter information about the burn, indicate the burn location on a map, and then submit the request.
This is only a request; this does not authorize the burn. The request will be reviewed by Florida Forest Service staff. If no issues arise, the request will be approved.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Before you use WebOBA, please read the  Quick Start Guide [ Adobe PDF Document 1.92 MB ]
  • You will also need to enable your account. To enable your account, contact your local Florida Forest Service Field Office, provide them with your Customer Number and ask them to enable WebOBA on your account. You will be given a default password which will enable you to log into WebOBA.
  • Login - WebOBA Login Page   

Quick Tips

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