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Brush Fire Permits

 Section 8-3 of the Woodbury City Code requires a person to obtain a burning permit prior to having a brush fire. There is no charge for a permit.

Brush fire permits may only be issued to property owners of single-family homes. Commercial burning is not allowed. A permit may be issued for up to three days at a time.

Brush fires are allowed to a maximum of 6 feet in diameter and are limited to daylight hours. Pieces to be burned shall not exceed 4 inches in diameter. Fireplace burning or chipping are good alternatives for larger pieces.

Only natural wood may be burned. Burning of treated or painted wood, plastic, rubber, leaves or grass is not allowed. Any time the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issues a burning ban that includes the Woodbury area, all burning permits are cancelled until the ban is lifted.

Application should be made at least 24 hours in advance.   A site inspection will be conducted prior to issuance of the brush fire permit.  A signed copy of the approved permit must be retained by the homeowner.

To apply, fill out the Brush Fire Permit form.  Completed forms can be emailed to, faxed to 651-714-3708 or returned in person to the Public Safety Building, 2100 Radio Drive, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please use the entrance marked "Police."

This policy does not pertain to recreational fires. For more information on recreational fires, visit the recreational fire page. You may also contact the Fire Department at  or by calling (651) 714-3600.

 For more information on fire condition and burning restrictions, visit the DNR website.