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Burning Permits

Terms of Authorization for Permitted Burns

All burning permits must be renewed on daily.

    Burning Regulations & Permits

    The City of Rolla Fire & Rescue Department wishes to remind Rolla citizens of the City's burning permit ordinance and the Department of Natural Resources Open Burning Regulations.
    Permits will be issued for open burning if weather is permitting. You may obtain the permit a by calling (573) 364-3989 or continue using this system to get your permit via the online system at NO CHARGE on the day you wish to burn.

  1. Contractors or commercial property owners are not allowed to use this permit process to burn natural vegitation or building materials. A land clearing permit may be issued through the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue Headquarters.
  2. Citizens are allowed only to burn grass, leaves, weeds, or other natural vegetation which was generated on their property.
  3. Bonfire permits may be obtained at the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue Headquarters between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. This online permit process may not be used for a bonfire permit.
  4. Materials such as tires or waste oil may not be used to start the fire or burned in the fire. Burning of tires is prohibited by state regulations.
  5. All burning shall take place on the owner's property. No burning shall be permitted on City right-of-ways.
  6. Burning is not allowed during the hours of darkness, from sunset to sunrise.
  7. The location for any open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure.
  8. Any open burning shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. Fire extinguishing equipment shall be available for immediate use.
  9. The fire chief or his designee shall prohibit open burning which will be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
  10. The above material is referenced from City Ordinance Section 14-5.
  11. If citizens are interested in the disposal of their leaves through the City of Rolla Recycling Center, they need to purchase biodegradable bags through their local merchant and place the bagged leaves by the trash container on pick up day.
  12. If more information is needed concerning the burning permit ordinance, please contact the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue at (573) 364-3989.