BE SAFE - BE RESPONSIBLE
Burning rules are defined by the state Department of Natural Resources. Burning permits are intended for brush burning and is restricted to pine needles, leaves, grass, brush, unpainted/untreated wood and confidential papers.
ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE BURNING by calling 1-888-WISBURN (947-2876) after 11:00 A.M. and entering the code for the county where you intend to burn. Waupaca - 69; Shawano - 70. Check the burning restrictions on line at dnr.wi.gov (search keyword "burning restrictions."). Click on the county you wish to burn in.
FOLLOW the restrictions for the day. Have tools and water available to extinguish your fire. Make sure your fire is completely out and cold to the touch before leaving.
NOTIFY the Waupaca County Sheriff Department at 715-258-4466 for brush piles larger than 6' X6'X6' and broadcast burns greater than 10 acres in size.
Campfires for warming or cooking purposes do not require a burning permit and are allowed anytime except during Emergency Burning Restrictions.
Your fire must be attended at all times until completely extinguished and cold to the touch. Failure to extinguish is a crime and may result in a $500 fine and/or 30 days in jail.
DNR on line dnr.wi.gov
Or call 1-888-WISBUIRN 1-888-947-2876
BURNING PERMITS MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED AT THESE LOCATIONS:
Iola Fire Department
Clintonville Police Department
Waupaca County PTF
Premier State Bank in Scandinavia
Waupaca County Sheriff's Department
Remember, you are responsible for any fire you
start and may be held liable for the cost of any
damages or fire department calls, even if you
hold a valid burning permit.