Burning Permits/Campfires

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Recreational Campfire and Open Burning Information

Recreational Campfires

Want to have a campfire?  Please be sure to know the rules!  Click on the link below to view the city ordinance on Open Burning and Campfires.  For questions regarding recreational campfires, contact the Hibbing Fire Department Headquarters at (218) 262-6161.



Statewide Fire Danger and Burning Restrictions



Burning Permits

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is pleased to offer citizens the option to purchase annual open burning permits online. Permits obtained through this system are valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased, but must be activated each day burning occurs. The fee for this annual open burning permit is five dollars ($5.00).


After completing the application process and paying the five-dollar fee, you will be able to save an electronic copy and will be asked to print your permit at the end of the process. You must have the printed permit with you while conducting your burn.


Permits available on line are currently only offered for burning small piles of vegetative material or for burning areas less than one acre in size (about the size of a football field). If you wish to burn large piles or larger areas, you will need to contact a local forestry office.


Link to DNR Burning Permit Information and Online Application



Hibbing Area DNR Office Contact Information

Hibbing Area Office
1208 E. Howard St.
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 231-8020


The Hibbing Fire Department also acts as a local fire warden and issues Burning Permits to city residents. Burning Permits are issued from the Headquarters Fire Station between the hours of 7am-5pm from Monday- Saturday.

Still confused? For questions regarding burning permits or open burning, please contact the Hibbing Area DNR office at (218)231-8020 or your local fire warden.