Burning Information for Counties
For more information on obtaining a burn permit, reporting a burn, or questions regarding burning, please contact your local Law Enforcement Center, Emergency Management Office or Fire Chief / Fire District.
Contact the appropriate local 911 center or fire service agency immediately prior to commencing the burn and when the burn is completed. Permission is required for burns of less than 40 acres and will be granted if certain standards are met. These are listed in the County Burning Resolution. Agriculture burns of 40 acres or more requires notification. Butler County Emergency Communications numbers are: 316-320-1294 or 316-322-4398.
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Call the sheriff's office at 620.273.6313 extension 1 to request permission. Be prepared to provide name, location of the burn, and approximate acreage to be burned. Permission to burn will be determined by weather and smoke modeling forecasts and may change during the day. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Call the sheriff's office at 620.725.3108 or 3109 to request permission. Additional requirements apply. Adequate and appropriate equipment to control the fire must be on site before burning. The fire should not be left unattended at any time. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Notify the local fire district or dispatcher immediately before burning and again to report the burn is out. Fire department phone numbers are: Winfield 620.221.5560; Atlanta 620.394.2222; Arkansas City 620.441.4430; Burden 620.438.2315; Cambridge 620.467.4111; Dexter 620.876.5605; Udall 620.782.3333. Only Winfield and Arkansas City fire departments are staffed full time. Dispatcher numbers for the entire county are Winfield 620.221.5555 and Arkansas City 620.441.4444.
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Call 911 (dispatcher’s office) and the local Township Fire Department to request permission. Fire department phone numbers are: Kanwaka 785.887.6511;Clinton 785.748.9839; Eudora 785.542.2800; Palmyra 785.594.6944; Wakarusa #1 785.843.2226; Wakarusa #2 785.830.8900; Willow Springs 785.594.6686. Be prepared to provide name, phone number, location of the burn, and type of burning activity.
Permission to burn is not required, but it is recommended that the sheriff’s office be contacted immediately prior to burning at 620.374.2108. A recommendation to not burn will be given if weather conditions are not favorable for burning.
Permits for burning can be obtained from the sheriff’s office and at other locations around the county. Permits are valid for two years, beginning in January of an even numbered year. Notify the Lyon County Emergency Communication Center at 620.343.4225 prior to burning. Be prepared to provide name, address, permit number, location of the burn, and type of burn (rangeland, cropland, CRP). Upon completion of the burn, the Emergency Communication Center should again be notified.
Notify the dispatcher immediately before burning at 620.767.6310. Be prepared to provide name, cell phone number, location of the burn, type of burn (rangeland, cropland, CRP) and approximate acreage to be burned. Upon completion of the burn, the sheriff's office should again be notified.
Burn permits required. Burn permit applications can be obtained at the following city offices: Carbondale, Scranton, Osage City, Overbrook, Melvern, and Burlingame; at fire districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; and at county offices of Extension, Sheriff, Land Development, Clerk, Emergency Manager, and USDA Service Center-Lyndon. Call Sheriff dispatch at 785-828-312 prior to burning. Sign up for burn ban notifications at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612434#/login
Permits can be obtained from the Emergency Management/Fire Office by calling 785-457-3358. Permits are valid for 5 years. Notify the Sheriff’s Department at 785-457-3353 prior to burning. Be prepared to provide burn permit number, type of burn, acres planning to burn, location, name, and phone number. If there is a burn ban in place the dispatcher will advise. Also sign up for burn ban notifications at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612434#/login.
Permission to burn is obtained on the day of the burn. Call Reno County Emergency Communications at 620.694.2800 to request permission. Burn ignition is not allowed two hours or less before sunset until one hour after sunrise. See resolution for additional regulations.
Permission to burn is obtained the day of the burn. Notify the dispatcher (911) immediately before burning and again to report the burn is out. No burns are allowed during red flag warning or high wind advisory weather events. Burn permits during burn bans are required and will be issued at the discretion of the fire chiefs.
Notify the dispatcher immediately before burning. Be prepared to provide you name and the location of the burn. If burning conditions are questionable, the dispatcher will confer with the chairman of the county Rural Fire and a decision will be made to approve or deny a burn request.
The Emergency Management Office will coordinate with the Sheriff’s Office to review The Rangeland Fire Index each day before granting permission to burn. See resolution for additional regulations.