Burning Permits / Driveway Permits / Culverts / Mailbox Supports


  • Rachelle McDougall: 763-682-3499

NOTE: You do not need a burn permit if there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. 

It is never permissible to burn household garbage.

The following materials cannot be burned
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Industrial solid wastes
  • Demolition debris of commercial or institutional structures. (A Farm building is not a commercial structure.)  Burning of any structure should be referred to a forest officer.
  • Salvage operations
  • Motor vehicles
  • Oils
  • Rubber
  • Plastics
  • Chemically-treated materials
  • Other materials which produce excessive, or noxious smoke, such as, but not limited to: tires, railroad ties, chemically-treated lumber, composite board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, or paint filters.
  • Garbage, defined as discarded material resulting from handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.

Mailbox Supports - $67.77 (tax included)

Please contact Wright County Planning and Zoning for permits not listed on this page.
Burning Permits - An annual permit may be purchased on the DNR website.

A free 3 day permit can be issued from the Clerk's Office Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

All permits must be called in each day you burn.  The activation number given by the automated system is required to be written on your permit each day you burn. 

The Clerk's Office cannot issue running fire permits or daytime permits.