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NOTICE: PERMITS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR
SINGLE-DAY RECREATIONAL FIRE PERMIT

READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE. WE HOLD APPLICANTS RESPONSIBLE FOR
UNDERSTANDING AND COMPLYING WITH THE INFORMATION PRESENTED.

Check MN DNR Current burning restrictions.
Recreational fires are NOT allowed (whether you have a permit or not)
whenever the MN DNR elevates burning restrictions to include campfire restrictions.

Burning hours: 11 AM to 11 PM

ALL Fires MUST be extinguished by 11 PM NO EXCEPTIONS!!

The City of Columbia Heights STRICTLY enforces the rules for recreational fires and any violation(s) of the rules, city ordinance, or state law are subject to revocation of the permit, suspension of permit privileges, fines, and citation (ticket).

DO NOT BURN TRASH, LEAVES, WEEDS, OR OTHER YARD WASTE! 

  • Applications for fire permits are ONLY accepted for processing between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM.
  • Applications may be submitted up to three (3) days in advance for approval.
  • Same-day permit applications must be submitted by 6 PM that day.
  • Submission of an application for a permit IS NOT an approval. An approval is sent to the email address on the application after processing by our office. A VALID permit from our office is required to be in your possession BEFORE you start your recreational fire. Print the approval or have it readily accessible for inspection by Police or Fire Department representatives.

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Date of fire: Burn hours are between 11 AM and 11 PM.

Applicant Full Name:

Address of fire: Including street number, street name, and apartment number (if applicable).

Address Line 2:

Applicant Phone: (No dashes or spaces, ie 5551235555)

Applicant Email:

AGREEMENT/TERMS/RULES

  1. Recreational Fires are not permitted on windy days when the smoke may create a nuisance for nearby neighbors.
  2. The fire must be contained in a manufactured freestanding fire pit or ring or pit not exceeding three (3) feet in diameter.
  3. Fires must be contained in a fire ring, pit, or manufactured freestanding fire pit not to exceed three feet (.9 meters) in diameter.
  4. Fire rings or pits must be located a minimum of 25 feet (7.62 meters) away from all structures such as houses, garages and sheds. Manufactured enclosed freestanding fire pits must be located a minimum of 15 feet (4.5 meters) away from all structures.
  5. Valid times to burn are from 11 AM to 11 PM. All Fires MUST be extinguished by 11 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  6. ONLY clean, dry firewood may be burned (NO LEAVES, BUILDING MATERIALS, PLASTICS, ETC.)
  7. The fire must be constantly attended and supervised by an adult until the fire has been completely extinguished.
  8. A connected garden hose or other means of extinguishment bust be readily available.
  9. Police and Fire Department officers are authorized to require that a recreational fire be immediately extinguished and discontinued if it is determined that the fire is not in compliance with the above rules, the smoke is offensive to nearby neighbors, or the burning is determined to constitute a hazardous condition.
GOVERNMENT DATA PRACTICES ACT: CLASSIFICATION WARNING. The data you supply on this recreational fire permit application is used to process the permit you are applying for. You are not legally required to provide this data, but we will not be able to process the permit without it. Some of the data will be classified as public data if and when the permit is granted. If applicable, private financial information including a tax identification number and social security number are classified as private data and will be available to governmental personnel and other governmental agencies whose access is necessary to perform their official duties. FULL TENNESSEN WARNING CAN BE FOUND HERE.

 I, the Applicant, understand that my permit application is not approved until I receive an approval email from the fire department.
 I, the Applicant, am at least 18 years of age and accept the responsibility that comes with the ignition of the fire I am applying for and understand this permit does not relieve me of any liability for damages that may result. I agree to comply with all the requirements and rules of this permit, city ordinances, and state law.
 I read and understand the above information regarding my rights as a subject of government data.
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