Permits

ATTN:  Burning Permits are not available on-line at this time due to a new system implementation.



Burning Permits are available at Fire Station #1 (101 10th Ave N) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the remainder of 2016. Permits for 2017 will be available after January 1, 2017.


(Tank, Fire Protection System Installation, Fireworks, etc.) 






Burning Permit Information



Agricultural Burning

:  Applicant MUST be zoned Agricultural.  An agricultural permit gives permission to burn dried leaves, brush, and untreated scrap lumber, subject to all the terms and conditions contained in the permit. You CANNOT burn any material other than that permitted, including, but not limited to, treated lumber, debris, or refuse material.  Burning is permitted, in accordance with the terms of the permit, for a five-day period. Applicants can apply for this permit in person at Fire Station 1 or fill out the application form and mail it with a check to Fire Station 1.

Prescribed Burning:  This permit is intended for Resource Management and Prairie Restoration.  Applicant must return application in advance for review and approval by the Fire Marshal.  More details can be found on the application form.  

Recreational Burning:  Permits are required for all recreational fires.  Applicants MUST be the property owner.  If the property is zoned as a rental property, property owners may fill out the application form giving permission to specific occupants.  This permit allows for the burning of clean, dry firewood ONLY in an approved non-combustible ring or pit at least 8 inches in height or depth and located at least 25 feet from buildings or within an approved manufactured fireplace located at least 15 feet from buildings.  Please familiarize yourself with all regulations of the ordinance.

Applicants can apply for the Recreational Burning Permit on-line, in person at Fire Station 1 or fill out the 
application form and mail it with a check to Fire Station 1. Permits are not required for cooking meals on gas or charcoal grills.  See city ordinance for specifics regarding grills on balconies or patios.

Fires or Barbeque Grills on Balconies or Patios:  City Ordinance:  Chapter III, Section 300:50, Pages 40-41:  On July 10, 2007, the State of Minnesota adopted the 2007 Minnesota Fire Code (MFSC).  The MSFC utilizes the 2006International Fire Code as its base document and incorporates amendments and appendixes promulgated by the State of Minnesota.  Appendix H, Fires or Barbecues on Balconies or Patios, was added to the fire code by the State of Minnesota and adopted as ordinance by the City of St. Cloud on September 13, 2007, and became part of and known as Ordinance 300:50.  St. Cloud Ordinance 300:50 includes additional amendments and appendixes to the MSFC specific to the jurisdictional limits of the City of St. Cloud.  Appendix H is reprint below verbatim.

2007 Minnesota State Fire Code Appendix H
Fires Or Barbecues On Balconies Or Patios

Section One – Open Flame And Fuel Storage Prohibited

1.1          Open Flame Prohibited.  In any structure containing three or more dwelling units, no person shall kindle, maintain, or cause any fire or open flame on any balcony above ground level, or on any ground floor patio within 15 feet (4,572 mm) of the structure.
1.2          Fuel Storage Prohibited.  No person shall store or use any fuel, barbecue, torch, or other similar heating or lighting chemical or device in the locations designated in section 1.1.

Exception: Listed electric or gas fired barbecue grills that are permanently mounted and wired or plumbed to the building’s gas supply or electrical system and that maintain a minimum clearance of 18 inches (457 mm) on all sides, unless listed for lesser clearances, may be installed on balconies and patios when approved by the Fire Chief.
Violations: A person who violates a provision of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (MSFC Section 109.3 Violation Penalties).


Other Permits







If you would like to purchase in-person at Station 1, we are located at 101 10th Ave. N.  St. Cloud.  Please note our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To purchase your permit by mail, print the application below and send it with your payment to:

St. Cloud Fire Department Station 1
101 10th Ave. N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
  
Please call (320) 650-3500 if you have questions.
 



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