Title: Open Burning Permit
Description: A burning permit grants the individual holder the right to burn small amounts of dry leaves, plant clippings, brush, and clean untreated-unpainted wood as long as weather conditions do not pose a fire hazard. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Forest Products
Creation Date: 4/19/2010 11:05:19 AM
Modification Date: 9/6/2019 2:02:58 PM
Agency Name: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the state's natural resources. Hunting, fishing, state forests and parks, lakes, rivers and streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals are managed by the DNR.
Agency Phone: 651-296-6157
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Agency Address: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Dept. of
500 Lafayette Rd.
Division Name: Division of Forestry -500 Lafayette Rd., Box 44, St. Paul, MN 55155-4044
Division Phone: 866-533-BURN(2876)
Division Fax: Division URL:
Application URL: https://webapps15.dnr.state.mn.us/burning-permits/
A burning permit grants the individual holder the right to burn small amounts of dry leaves, plant clippings, brush, and clean untreated-unpainted wood as long as weather conditions do not pose a fire hazard.
A permit may be obtained in three ways:
- Any DNR Forestry Office
- Any fire warden.
- Purchase a burning permit online. (Note: There is a $5 charge per calendar year for this service.)
Special permits are authorized by a DNR Forestry Office
- Burning of structures by fire department for live fire training purposes
- Permanent sites for the burning of trees and brush
A variance permit may be obtained for special circumstances such as:
- prescribed fire projects
- approved agricultural practices, if an economic hardship exists
- construction projects, if an economic hardship exists
- Grass fires greater 1 acre
- Brush piles greater than 20' x 20' x 20'
- Variance permits may only be issued by individuals designated to do so by the DNR Commissioner
Statewide fire danger & current burning restrictions
Apply for burning permit online
Period of Issuance:
Calendar year in which they are purchased, but must be activated each day burning occurs.
Length of Determination:
Activity: Forest Products
License Detail URL:
Burning permit information
Statewide fire danger and current burning restrictions
Check your county’s current burning restrictions
Burning Permit information by county
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