Burn Permits
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Do You Need a Burn Permit?

Rule Burn

 
 
Burning is allowed without a permit if you have a small burn pile and follow these rules. If any of these rules cannot be met, you will need a Burn Permit from DNR.

 


Permit Burn

 
 
For burn piles that do not meet the requirements of a Rule Burn, a Burn Permit is needed from DNR. DNR does not permit burning of debris from land clearing operations.

Submit the appropriate burn permit application (below) to your local DNR region office.

Application - Short Form (10 acres or less)
(Permit Fee is $105.50)
Use this application if you are requesting a permit to burn:
  • piled forest material, and
  • the piled forest material is generated from an area that is ten acres or less in size.
Application - Long Form
(Permit Fee is based on landowner calculated tonnage)
Use this application if you are requesting a permit to burn:
  • piled forest material generated from an area that is greater than ten acres in size, or
  • you plan to conduct a 'broadcast burn' or 'understory burn.'
NOTE: A landowner submitting multiple applications within one DNR region may elect to pay one fee based on the combined tonnage of all applications when:
  • the combined tonnage of all applications equals or exceeds 100 tons, and
  • the Long Form application is used for each permit request, and
  • applications are submitted and paid for as one packet.
**Additional applications submitted at a later date will require a new permit fee.
 
Use the following to calculate piled forest debris tonnage:
Piled Fuels Biomass and Emissions Calculator