How do I get a burning permit?

Please contact Fire Marshal Wold at 651-233-5711. Permits for brush fires are allowed to a maximum of eight feet in diameter and are limited to daylight hours. 

Permit Requirements & Restrictions

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. 

Burning permits, for the purpose of having a brush fire, may be issued to the owners of single-family residential properties only. Burning on commercial property is not allowed. 

Permits are issued for up to three days at a time. Requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance. There is no charge for a permit.

Burn Ban

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. 


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1. Can I tour the fire station?
2. What are the rules for backyard fires?
3. How do I pay my ambulance bill?
4. Can I have a grill on my deck or patio?
5. What should I know about the fire hydrant in my yard?
6. Does the fire department check blood pressure?
7. Does the fire department check child safety seats?
8. Does the fire department refill or dispose of fire extinguishers?
9. How do I get a burning permit?
10. What does the city charge for false alarms?