Burning permits are much more flexible than they used to be!
Permits are needed whenever the ground is not snow covered from January 1 through May 31 and other times when the department so orders. Free annual permits can be obtained online or by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN between 7 am and 10 pm daily or from local emergency fire wardens and DNR ranger stations.
Burning without a permit is permissible between June 1st and December 31st. However, you do need to advise your local fire district of the date and time you intend to burn unless the burning takes place inside of a barrel.
The process above is generally used for burning appropriate materials after 6 p.m.
Burn responsibly: Prior to burning (whether or not a permit is required), call 1-888-WIS-BURN or visit dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestFire/index.asp for any daily burn restrictions.
Please note: Burning during the day requires a Special Burning Permit only issued by the Ranger Station. Contact the Spring Green Ranger Station at 608-588-7725.