Burning Permits

Open Burning Permits Available Online

Fran Kaliher

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Forestry has implemented a new open burning permit online service which is available to individual private landowners. The one-time fee is five dollars for a calendar year. After completing the online application process and paying the fee, individuals can print and save an electronic copy of the permit. Individuals must have the printed permit while conducting a burn. The permit must be activated for each burn by calling a toll-free number or going online. The system will inform you at that time of any restrictions in effect for your specific area.

This permit system allows 911 dispatch centers to have the latest information on active permits to help protect the community from wildfires and false runs. A burning permit is required unless there is three inches of continuous snow cover at your burn site. Campfires up to 3 feet in diameter do not require a permit, but must be attended at all times and extinguished before leaving.

To apply for an online permit, visit DNR Service

Burning permits are also available from our Town Hall during business hours, or local Fire Wardens,
Jay Zink (525-5589) and Jeff and Carolyn Marino (525-6431), and DNR Forestry offices in Two Harbors (1568 Hwy 2, (218-834-1418).

Our Fire Chief does not handle burning permits!