Burning Permits

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

A permit may be 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. 


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.