City of Scandia, MN

BonfireA burning permit is required for open burning when there is less than three (3) inches of snow cover.   Permits are not required for recreational camp fires of 3 feet in diameter or less. 

Permits can be obtained at the City of Scandia office (please call 651 433-2274 first) and at the Big Marine Lake Store. In all cases, notify the Washington County Sheriff's office at 651-439-9381 before you burn.

Fire conditions can change rapidly due to the weather.  For more  information and a map on current burning conditions, consult the MN DNR webpage on burning permits.

For more information, call the city office at 651-433-2274.

Burning of the following items is strictly prohibited:
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Industrial solid waste
  • Demolition debris of commercial or institutional structures. (A farm building is not a commercial structure.) Burning of any structure should be referred to a forest officer.
  • Salvage operations
  • Motor vehicles
  • Oils
  • Rubber
  • Plastics
  • Chemically-treated materials
  • Other materials which produce excessive, or noxious smoke, such as, but not limited to: tires, railroad ties, chemically-treated lumber, composite board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, or paint filters.
  • Garbage, defined as discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving, or consumption of food.
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