Burn Permits

sticks and tree limbs burning next to green grass

If you would like to burn outdoors in Riley County, you need a burn permit. Examples include: pasture burns or brush pile burns. There is no charge for burn permits. 

Outdoor burning is not allowed within city limits. 


Please fill out a 2023 Burn Permit Application. A burn permit will be issued once the application has been processed, and can take up to two days. If you have questions, please call the Emergency Management office at (785) 537-6333.

Procedures for Controlled Burns


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