NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP   Olmsted County, Minnesota
Burning Permit
There are several Fire Safety and Air Quality requirements for a Burning Permit that you need to be aware of. The permitee accepts responsibility to:
  • Keep the fire under control
  • Assume financial responsibility should the fire get out of control
  • Use a clean burning device to start the fire
  • Have the permit available at the burn site for inspection
  • Fires will not be allowed to smolder without flame
  • Burning of cardboard and paper must follow MN Stat. 17.135
  • NO burning of oils, rubber, plastics, tires and chemically treated lumbers, tar paper, insulation, composite board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, hazardous or industrial solid waste
Burning Permits are required in New Haven Township for all fires over 3' diameter, which is considered a personal fire.  Permits can be obtained from any of the town supervisors.  See the home page for contact numbers.
Burning Permits are issued for 1 year March to March and cost $5.  If you come to the Township Annual Meeting (second Tuesday in March) or one of the Town Board meetings, the burning permit will be issued for free.
Burning Permits can be issued by any of the Town Board Supervisors or the Town Clerk.

Burning Permits are also available online from the MN DNR at

The following information will be required when you apply for a burning permit: the address where the burn will occur, name of responsible party, a contact phone number, the type and size of fire.  You will need to call Olmsted County each time before burning because they will inform you of any burning bans or concerns. The number for the office is on the permit paperwork.

Current MnDNR fire danger and burning restrictions can be viewed here.
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