The Chanhassen Fire Department requires a permit for any open fire that exceeds 3 feet by 3 feet and is not classified as a recreational fire (see Recreational Fire Requirements link below).
Permits are required year round. Allow at least two (2) business days for processing after permit is submitted.
Permits are only valid for up to 14 days and open burning is allowed only during that time.
There is no fee for this permit.
The application below provides detail on open burning permit requirements.
To check for current burning restrictions, please go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website linked below.
Don Nutter, Fire Marshal (952) 227-1151 or (612) 268-8515 (cell)
The Carver County Fire Chiefs Association has modified how they view “smoke in the area” calls. Effective January 1, 2015, if a call comes in to the Carver County Dispatch Center for “smoke in the area,” the Chanhassen Fire Department will be called to respond.
What this means to you is that during the course of your burn the Fire Department may be called out through no fault of your own. Please have your permit readily available for a Sheriff’s Deputy or Fire Department Officer to review. As long as everything appears in order, you will be allowed to continue to burn.
If you have any questions, contact Fire Marshal Don Nutter by phone at 952-227-1151 or 612-268-8515 (cell), or by email.
End date cannot be greater than 14 days after the start date
If not all day, enter specific start and end times below
Please provide additional information, if necessary
If there is additional information to be submitted with this permit application, please attach it here
This permit is valid for open burning as allowed and specified in Minnesota Statute 88.16, Minnesota Uniform Fire Code, and Carver County ordinances. The permittee agrees to the following:
I agree to keep this fire under control and to assume responsibility for all damages and costs that may result from burning done under this permit as noted in Open Burning Ordinance #5B, Section 5.5.
I agree that the material being burned was generated on site.
I agree to use a clean burning device to start the fire.
I agree to attend this fire until completely extinguished.
I agree to have this permit available at the burn site for inspection.
I agree that fires will not be allowed to smolder without flame.
I agree not to burn within 100 feet of any structure or within 50 feet of a stream, lake, or other water body.
I agree not to burn the following materials including but not limited to: oils, petrol fuels, rubber, plastics, tires, chemically treated materials such as railroad ties, treated, painted or glued wood, composition board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, paint filters, pesticide containers, leaves, plastic liners in seed and feed bags, mixed municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, industrial solid waste, construction debris or demolition debris.
I agree to allow the City of Chanhassen or its authorized agent access on site to inspect or perform any duty imposed upon the City by Ordinance #5B.
By checking this box I attest that I have read and will comply with the conditions listed above, and any additional conditions that may be attached to this permit; and that I am the landowner or have permission of the landowner to burn at the specified burn site location. I understand that I may be responsible for damages resulting from the burn.
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