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County Burning Information

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.  The following information is provided as a service for prescribed burners, but updated information should be obtained from your local county offices.  Please read resolutions and regulations in addition to the information provided in the text below, which may be incomplete or summarized.

Anderson

Anyone wishing to do agricultural burning such as brush piles and field maintenance must contact the Anderson County Communications Center (ACCC) at 785-448-6823 prior to setting fire. During certain weather conditions a "burn ban" may be in place. ACCC will take down basic information such as what is being burned, where the burning will take place, and contact information for the land owner or person conducting the burn. If burning is allowed, ACCC will issue a "permit" to burn at that location.

 If burning takes place during a ban or without a permit, citations will be issued.

Material such as tires, lumber, diesel fuel SHALL NOT be burned. Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be notified if this occurs.

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Atchison

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Barber

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Barton

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Bourbon

Call emergency management prior to burning at: 620-223-3800 x124.  Do not burn during a code red event.

Butler

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. To obtain authorization for a controlled burn please call (316) 322-4398. In the Andover Fire District please call (316) 733-5177. In the Augusta Fire District please call (316) 775-4500.

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Chase

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.

Chautauqua

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.

Cheyenne

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Clark

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Clay

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Coffey

Burn permits are available in the county clerk's office at 110 South 6th Street, Room 202, Burlington, KS, 620-364-2191. 

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Cowley

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.

Crawford

Open burning guidelines

Decatur

Request permission to burn from the county fire chief at 785-475-8100. No burning is allowed during a burn ban.

Dickinson

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Doniphan

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Douglas

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.

Elk

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.

Ellis

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Ellsworth

Burn Rules

Franklin

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Geary

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Grant

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Gray

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Greenwood

Burn Regulations

Harper

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Harvey

Burn Resoulution

Jackson

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Jefferson

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Johnson

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Kingman

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Kiowa

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Lane

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Leavenworth

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Lincoln

Notify the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 785-524-4479 prior to igniting a prescribed fire. Be prepared to provide the location, fuel type, and a call back number.  Wind must be under 15 mph and sufficient water must be on site to put out the fire.

Linn

Burn bans are likely to be in place if winds or wind gust are forecasted to be be in excess of 20 mph depending on the relative humidity, or when the relative humidity is forecasted to be below 30% but depending on the wind speed.  When wind speeds exceed 25 mph or relative humidity falls below 20%, no burning will be allowed. 

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Lyon

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.

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McPherson

Burn Resolution

Meade

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Miami

Burn Restrictions and Requirements

Mitchell

No county regulations apply to prescribed burning, but it is requested that the dispatcher be notified prior to burning at 785-738-2588.

Morris

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 at 785-738-6600.

Morton

Burn permits required.  Burn permits can be obtained from the Morton County Sheriff's Department at Elkhart 620-697-4313 or Rolla/Richfied 620-593-4155.  Be prepared to provide the location of the fire, fuel type, and a call back number.  Burn ban notifications will be on the opening page of the Morton County website.

Ness

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Osage

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

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Osborne

Notify the Osborne County Sheriff's office at 785-346-2001 to obtain authorization for burning.

Ottawa

Registration with the Ottawa County Emergency Management at 785-92-3600 prior to burning is required.  Notify the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 785-392-2157 prior to starting any controlled burn.

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Pawnee

Notify the Pawnee County Sheriff dispatcher at 620-285-2211 prior to burning.  Be prepared to provide the location and time of burn.

Pottawatomie

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.

http://www.pottcounty.org/Fire/BurnPermit%202015.html 

Pratt

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.

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Republic

Notify the Republic County Sheriff dispatcher at 785-527-5658 prior to burning.

Reno

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Riley

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Rooks

Notify the Rooks County Sheriff dispatcher at 785.425.6312 prior to burning.  Wind speeds must be less than 20 mph, the fire must be out by dark, and a method of extinguishing the fire must be in place.

Russell

A burn permit is required.  Prior to burning, a burn notification form must be filled out.

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Saline

A burn permit is required. Notify the Saline County Emergency Management at 785-826- 6511 or the dispatcher at 785-826-7210 within one hour prior to the start of a burn to request permission.  Be prepared to provide your name, burn permit number, location, fuel type, and call back number during the burn.

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Scott

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Sedgwick

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Seward

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Shawnee

A burn permit is required. Prior to burning, a burn notification form must be filled out.

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Sheridan

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Smith

Notify Smith County Emergency Management at 78.282.6924 prior to burning.  Be prepared to provide location and time of burn.

Stafford

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Stevens

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Sumner

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.

Trego

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Wabaunsee

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Wallace

Notify the Wallace County Emergency Manager at 785.852.4288 prior to burning.

Wilson

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.

Wyandotte

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.

Rangeland Fire Index

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