Burning Permit Info

Grove City can issue burning permits when there is not a burning ban in effect. This permit is for open burning as allowed and in Minnesota Statute 88.16 Minn. Uniform Fire Code, and local ordinances. Permission is granted to burn trees, brush and leaves at a specified location.

No permit is needed in the winter if the snow is at least 3″ deep.

FIRE SAFETY AND AIR QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Keep the fire under control and assume responsibility for all damages and costs that may result from burning done under a permit.
  • Attend the fire until completely extinguished.
  • Have a permit available at the burn site for inspection
  • Do not burn if there is a practical alternative method for disposal of the material such as chipping or composting.
  • Use a clean burning device to start the fire.
  • Do not conduct burning during any air quality alert.
  • Do not burn paper or cardboard except as provided under Minnesota Statute 17.135.
  • Extinguish the fire immediately if a permit is revoked.
  • Prevailing wind must be away from nearby occupied buildings.
  • Fires will not be allowed to smolder without flame.

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 actions.