Burning Ordinances & Notices

Burning in the City of Sun Prairie and Townships of Burke, Bristol, and Sun Prairie is permitted providing certain restrictions are met. Please see your district's ordinance for further information.

Outdoor fire properly contained within a fire pit

Keep in Mind

  • Small businesses, commercial enterprises, and industries may not use burn barrels or engage in any other open burning.
  • Building materials may never be burned.


The Chief may, at any time, restrict outdoor burning due to atmospheric conditions. Please check back to this website for any outdoor burning restrictions that may be in place.

Obtain a Permit

Please see your City or Towns information for instructions.

Additional Information

All Burning will be banned when Dane County fire danger is at Extreme(red). Brush & field burning will be banned when Dane County fire danger is at Very High (orange).

Please check here to see the current fire danger level. The site is updated at 11 am, Please note we will be operating on the current level after the 11 am update.