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Open burning of natural vegetative debris is permitted within the Town of Leland with a permit. However, it is not recommended because of your potential liability. The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department assumes no liability in how and what you are burning, and it is up to you to ensure you are in compliance with all local and state open burning laws.

State Laws

The Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department issues free N.C. Division of Forest Resources (NCDFR) Open Burning Permits for the entire north end of Brunswick County, including the Northwest and Navassa fire districts.

Get a Burn Permit Online

You may also obtain a burn permit at the Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Station located at 1379 River Road SE Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on the NCDFR website. Permits issued by Leland Fire/Rescue are good for four days throughout Brunswick County. NCDFR-issued permits last for 30 days.

Questions? Contact the Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department at (910) 371-2727 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Leland Fire/Rescue is happy to participate in the Safe Kids: Child Safety Seat Program. We are an official Child Passenger Seat (CPS) inspection station, servicing appointments from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week with an appointment.

Our trained inspectors can assist with:

  • Using the correct child safety seat for the age and/or size of the child.
  • Installing the seat correctly.
  • Placing the child in the seat correctly.
  • Obtaining experience that will lead to self-sufficiency for future use.

Please contact the department at (910) 371-2727 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.


The Senior Citizen KnoxBox program is designed to provide key safes for homes of older residents in the Leland Fire/Rescue response district. 

The KnoxBox rapid entry system is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Each KnoxBox purchased for a property in the Leland Fire/Rescue response district is keyed to a single master key controlled by the department. Nearly all the businesses and residential complexes in the Leland Fire/Rescue response district have KnoxBox key safes in place for fire department access during emergencies.

Crews install KnoxBox at home

Generous donations from the Friends of Leland Public Safety allowed Leland Fire/Rescue to purchase 10 KnoxBox key safes to launch this program in Feb. 2022. These safes are available for loan but remain the possession of Leland Fire/Rescue. 

The program is open to all residents ages 65 and older in the Leland Fire/Rescue response district. The department will install a key safe for citizens and supply the safes as donations allow. This program is designed to be used in emergencies only. Fire department employees will not access the keys inside the safe for non-emergency situations, even for the building owner or homeowner who possesses the key safe.

Residents interested in participating in the Senior Citizen KnoxBox Program should complete the request form below. For additional information or to obtain a hard copy of the request form, please call Leland Fire/Rescue at (910) 371-2727. Learn more about residential KnoxBoxes on the company’s website.