Available online at the DNR BURNING RESTRICTIONS WEBSITE
dnr.wi.gov (keyword) "fire"
or by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN (1-888-947-2876).
Burning Permits are not required for Sauk County after May 31.
January 1, thru May 31,
There is no fee for burning permits. Sauk County code is 57.
What are the simple steps to responsible burning?
1. Obtain an annual permit from a local Ranger Station, Emergency Fire Warden, or by dialing 1-888-947-2876 to have a permit mailed or DNR web site
to have one emailed to you. dnr.wi.gov/wisburn
La Valle Town Hall 314 State Hwy 33/58
Hartje Inc. Convenience Store
2. On the day of the burn, check after 11:00am on the internet - Click on the county, on the phone say or enter the two digit county code - 57 for Sauk Count.
3. Follow the rules for the day have tools and water, and make certain your fire is completely out before leaving.
Q & A Burning Regulations and Permits
Do I need a permit for a campfire?
A small fire for warming or cooking purposes do not require a burning permit are allowed anytime except during Emergency Burning Restrictions.
Burning in a fire ring with the intent to eliminate debris is not a campfire and therefore a permit is required.
Why does the DNR issue burning permits?
Every year hundreds of wilfires in Wisconsin are started asaresult of careless oudoor burning. Burning permits if used appropriately are an important tool in wildfire prevention. They encourage the public to burn safely in the outdoors and are proven to be effective in protecting lives, property, and natural resources from the damages of wildfires.
What types of restrictions could be in effect?
Based on the current fire danger, the internet and the DNR toll free number will provide you with the most up-to-date fire restrictions. The restrictions will tell you if buring permits are required if burning is allowed, the hours of burning any size limitations or if burning has been suspended for the day due to critical forest fire danger.
What if I fail to obtain a burning permit or check the daily restrictions?
It's your responsibility to have the annual burning permit available and ready to show to law enforcement personnel or firefighters if requested at any time while burning. If you fail to obtain a permit call the toll-free number or check the internet. you may be cited for not following the restructions . Furthermore, if your fire escapes and starts a wilfire you will likely be held liable for all suppression costs.