The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents that from October 15 until May 15, 2019, burn permits are required for open burning of leaves, brush, garbage, debris or any other burn. Burn permits for fires of eight by eight feet or smaller may be applied for online at www.burnsafetn.org. Larger burns require residents to call the local Division of Forestry. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The number to call is 877-350-BURN. Burn permits are issued free of charge. Permits are not required for burning in covered containers.