Skip to main content
HomeServicesBurning PermitsCurrent FirefightersTraining Photo GalleryPhoto Gallery 2Photo Gallery 3Photo Gallery 4Isanti MN Firefighters Rodeo Assoc.EmploymentContact

Thank you for looking for burning permit information.  The below map is linked to the MN DNR's website and is current as of the date on the map.

This is the same map the fire department uses daily to determine if we can write permits or allow open burning.

Please use extreme caution when burning brush piles, monitoring at ALL times and making sure you have a plan for "if" a hot ember lands behind you and unknowingly starts open area grass on fire.  Essentials are a phone to call 911 if needed, rake and or scoop shovel to stomp out short crawling fires, a charged garden hose and friends!

Burning permits for areas that we protect are available at our Station 1 weekdays, or evenings/weekends by request (contact us form).  Burning permits are also available over the counter at Urbans Hardware in Isanti.

Did you know...

  • Per State fire code, a minimum setback of 25 feet is required for the installation of any  fire pit.  Please comply to this and monitor ALL outdoor open flame fires at all times.
  • In MN, there are 3,200 volunteer Fire Wardens available to issue free of charge burning permits.

  • The DNR now offers an online annual burning permit available for a fee of $5.00. The permit must be printed and activated prior to each burn, other pertinent details apply.  Click the link below for more information.

  • Our Fire District's DNR Central Region Office is located at 800 Oak Savanna Lane in Cambridge.

Also good to know...


2020 Minnesota Statute


Subdivision 1.Continual.

Open burning prohibitions specified in this section are in effect at all times of the year.

Subd. 2.Prohibited materials; exceptions.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of rubber, plastics, chemically treated materials, or other materials which produce excessive or noxious smoke including, but not limited to, tires, railroad ties, chemically treated lumber, composite shingles, tar paper, insulation, composition board, sheetrock, wiring, paint, or paint filters. The commissioner may allow burning of prohibited materials when the commissioner of health or the community health board has made a determination that the burning is necessary to abate a public health nuisance. Except as specifically authorized by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency as an emergency response to an oil spill, no person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of oil.

Subd. 3.Hazardous wastes.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of hazardous waste as defined in section 116.06, subdivision 11, and applicable commissioner's rules.

Subd. 4.Industrial solid waste.

(a) No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of solid waste generated from an industrial or manufacturing process or from a service or commercial structure.

(b) The commissioner may allow open burning of raw untreated wood if the commissioner determines that reuse, recycling, or land disposal is not a feasible or prudent alternative.

Subd. 5.Demolition debris.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of burnable building material generated from demolition of commercial or institutional structures. A farm building is not a commercial structure.

Subd. 6.Salvage operations.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit salvage operations by open burning.

Subd. 7.Motor vehicles.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit the processing of motor vehicles by open burning.

Subd. 8.Garbage.

(a) No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning of discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food, unless specifically allowed under section 17.135.

(b) A county may allow a resident to conduct open burning of material described in paragraph (a) that is generated from the resident's household if the county board by resolution determines that regularly scheduled pickup of the material is not reasonably available to the resident.

Subd. 9.Burning ban.

No person shall conduct, cause, or permit open burning during a burning ban put into effect by a local authority, county, or a state department or agency.

Subd. 10.Smoldering fires.

Fires must not be allowed to smolder with no flame present, except when conducted for the purpose of managing forests, prairies, or wildlife habitats.

    Serving Our Community with Pride

    Isanti Area Joint Operating Fire District
    PO Box 490
    Isanti, MN 55040
    Non-Emergent Phone/Fax: 763.444.8019