Burning Permits

If you are within City Limits, you will need to obtain an open burning permit when:

  • you want to start an outdoor fire other than those in approved fire rings or circles
  • you have a fire in an approved burner between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Burning Permits Can Be Obtained Three Ways...
  • Permits can be obtained for the City of Aurora through the Town of White office, on the 2nd floor of Aurora City Hall
  • MN DNR sells Burning Permits online!  There is an additional fee for this service.
  • Visit your local DNR Office

What can I burn with a permit or in an approved burner?

  • You may burn vegetative material, such as grass, leaves, brush, and untreated lumber.

What materials cannot be burned?

State Law dictates that you may not burn:

  • hazardous wastes
  • industrial solid waste
  • demolition debris of commercial or institutional structures (farm buildings are not considered commercial structures)
  • salvage operations
  • motor vehicles
  • oils
  • rubber
  • plastics
  • chemically treated materials
  • other materials which produce excessive or noxious smoke, such as tires, railroad ties, chemically treated lumber, composite board, drywall, wiring, paint, or paint filters
  • garbage, defined as discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.