MINNESOTA OPEN BURNING PERMITS
Recently, St. Louis County (including Canosia Township) was added to the electronic Open Burning Permit system. You now have the option of getting your permit on-line or at your local Township Fire Warden or Forestry Office. It also means that you must activate your permit with a telephone call before you burn. When you activate your permit, the local law enforcement dispatching office will have the latest information on active permits to help protect the community from wildfires and false runs.
You have two basic choices when you are picking up your Open Burn Permit.
If you choose to get a permit over the internet, you will be charged a $5.00 fee, but get a permit that is good for the rest of the calendar year until December 31st and can be activated as often as burning conditions allow. The website address is http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/burningpermits.
If you choose to get a permit from your local Township Fire Warden, you may get a one day or three day permit. The difference is that the one day permit is good for burning on that day only, while the three day permit allows you to pick a future start date.
No matter where you get your permit, there are four important points to know.