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current fire danger and burning permit restrictions.
an annual burning permit.
current wildfire activity.
the wildfire risk of your property.
Solutions to PDF issues

Some browsers use a PDF viewer that does not support the burning permit form and may claim that it contains a virus. These browsers are generally defaulted to their own PDF viewers rather than Adobe Reader. Using Internet Explorer will usually resolve the issue; otherwise there are three options available:

  1. Reconfigure your browser [exit DNR] to work with the Adobe Reader or Acrobat plug-in, or
  2. Save a copy of the permit to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader [exit DNR] , or
  3. Contact us and we will mail your permit to you.

Burning permit application

Obtain a free DNR annual burning permit to burn approved materials in DNR protection areas by completing the self-issued burning permit application below.

Once the burning permit has been obtained (paper or electronic), remember to check the fire restrictions in the appropriate county after 11:00 a.m. each day before burning.

Individual setting the fire:

An electronic OR printed copy of the burning permit is required, either will be accepted. If a valid email address is entered above, an electronic copy of the permit will be sent to that email address.

Don't have an email address or printer? Call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) to have a permit mailed or visit a DNR office or an Emergency Fire Warden to get a permit in person.


* Adobe Reader [exit DNR] is required to view and print permits online or from your email.