A burning permit is required for any open burning that exceeds the definition of a campfire. Permits can be obtained by visiting City Hall. Permits are issued for a 3-day period and cost $15.
Any person who is burning must have the permit available at the burn site for inspection. The only materials that can be burned by permit are vegetative material such as grass, leaves, brush and untreated lumber. The permit will also point out fire safety and air quality requirements, as well as prohibited materials that cannot be burned. You can burn with a permit from 7am to 7pm. Prohibited Burning Materials are:Hazard waste, industrial solid waste, demolition debris or commercial or institutional structures, salvage operations, motor vehicles, oils, rubber, plastics, chemically treated materials, and other materials which produce excessive, or noxious smoke such as, but not limited to, tires, railroad ties, chemically-treated lumber, composite board, sheetrock, wiring, paint, or paint filters. This would also include garbage which is defined as a discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.
Burning Permit Exceptions:
Burning BansVisit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's website to see when burning bans are in affect.Call City Hall at 763-428-2253 for more information.