Burning Permit Information

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 Wardens

Joe Jans (320) 699-1563
Marle Gaarder Jr. (320-857 2741

FIRE SAFETY AND AIR QUALITY REQUIRMENTS

THERE ARE 5PECIFIC HOURS FOR BURNING AND A BURNING PERMIT MU5T BE OBTAINED FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWIN6
  • To keep a fire under control and to assume responsibility for all damages and costs that may result from burning done under a permit.
  • To attend a fire until completely extinguished.
  • To have a permit available at the burn site for inspection
  • Not to burn if there is a practical alternative method for disposal of the material such as chipping 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 Statute 17.135.
  • To extinguish the fire immediately if a permit is revoked.
  • That prevailing wind must be away from nearby occupied buildings.
  • That fires will not be allowed to smolder without flame.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS ARE: OILS, RUBBER, PLASSTICS, 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 SOLI D WASTE.

Violations of permit conditions may subject permittee to criminal and/or actions.

REUSE, RECYCLE, AND COMPOST

 

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