Burning Permits

The City requires persons to obtain a burning permit prior to having a brush fire. There is no charge for a permit. A permit may be issued for up to three days at a time. Requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance.


Brush fire permits may only be issued to owners of single-family properties. Burning on commercial property is not allowed.

Brush fires are allowed to a maximum of eight feet in diameter and are limited to daylight hours. Pieces to be burned shall not exceed four inches in diameter. Fireplaces or chipping are good alternatives for larger pieces.

Only natural wood may be burned. Burning of treated or painted wood, plastic, rubber, leaves or grass is not allowed. Any time the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issues a burning ban that includes the Oakdale area, all burning permits are cancelled until the ban is lifted.