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

Business Emergency Fire Wardens

At this time, Emergency Fire Wardens and DNR offices will not be issuing in-person burning permits until further notice. Burning permits can be obtained instantly from our online burning permit with a valid email address. Customers may also call the hotline 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) to speak with a customer service representative and have the permit delivered by mail within 3-5 business days. Remember to call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or check online for daily burning restrictions on the day of the burn.

We thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To help protect Wisconsinites, visitors and staff from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease, staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are still available to serve you as best we can and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Emergency fire wardens issue handwritten annual burning permits at no-cost to individuals wishing to burn legal materials in DNR protection areas.

Burning permits can also be obtained over the phone by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or emailed instantly by applying for an online burning permit. Then, on the day of the burn, simply call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or check online for the daily burning restrictions.

Contact Information
For more information, contact:
Catherine Koele
Forest fire prevention specialist
715-356-5211 x208
Last revised: Wednesday, January 27, 2021