Burn Permits & Rules

In advance of any burning between 9/15 and 4/14, burn permits may be applied for by calling Chief Rick Massey at 828-5528, or by downloading the permit application below and bringing the completed form to our Station #1 in New Melle.

Download Burn Permit Application

No open burning is to occur from 4/15 through 9/14, based largely on detrimental effects to the ozone layer.

In operating with your burn permit, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources guidelines for burning are as follows:

  1. Do not burn if winds are in excess of 5 m.p.h.
  2. 4’ pile maximum burning area at any one time
  3. All burning to be closely and continuously attended at all times, else fully extinguished
  4. All burning is to take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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