BURN PERMITS

Burn Permits are issued to rural county residents free of charge.   Turn in the burn permit request at the Law Enforcement Center at the Government Center in Slayton between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Permits requests are not issued during the weekend!

Please know your township, section number, and fire department when requesting a burning permit.   Find parcel directory maps HERE.

It is very important to call in BEFORE you burn at 507-836-6168.  You are requested to call in a report when you will be burning and the section and township where the burn will occur.  Should a call come in about a fire, it helps to know where the controlled burning is taking place so a deputy does not have to be dispatched to investigate unless necessary.

Burn Permit Request

FIRE SAFETY AND AIR QUALITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • To keep this fire under control and to assume responsibility for all damages and costs that may result from burning done under this permit.
  • To attend this fire until completely extinguished.
  • Not to burn if there is a practical alternative method for disposal for the material such as clippings or composting.
  • To use a clean burning device to start the fire.
  • Not to conduct burning during any air quality alert.
  • Not to burn paper or cardboard except as provided under Minnesota Statues 17.135.
  • To extinguish the fire immediately if this permit is revoked.
  • To have this permit available at the burn site for inspection.
  • That prevailing wind must be away from nearby occupied buildings.
  • That fires will not be allowed to smolder without flames.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS ARE:  Oils, rubber, plastics, tires and chemically treated materials such as railroad ties, treated lumber, composite shingles, tar paper, insulation, composition board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, hazardous and industrial solid waste.

VIOLATIONS OF PERMIT CONDITIONS MAY SUBJECT PERMITTEE TO CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL ACTIONS.

REUSE, RECYCLE AND COMPOST