Burn Permit

HOLDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
PERMIT FOR OPEN BURNING

 

RULES:

  1. OPEN BURNING OF RESIDENTIAL YARD WASTE FROM SITES PROVIDED IT ORIGINATES AND IS BURNED ON THE SAME PREMISES. MATERIALS SUCH AS TIRES OR USED OIL MAY NOT BE USED TO START THE FIRES OR BE BURNED IN THE FIRES. YARD WASTE INCLUDES TREES, TREE LEAVES, BRUSH, OR OTHER VEGETATION.
  2. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL BE BURNED ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6:00 A.M. AND 6:00 P.M.  MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: HOWEVER DURING DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ONLY, SUCH MATERIALS MAY BE BURNED UNTIL 8:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
  3. BURNING ON SUNDAY IS PROHIBITED.
  4. OPEN FIRES MUST BE 50 FEET FROM ANY STRUCTURE, VEHICLE, FENCE OR ANY OTHER OBJECT THAT COULD BE SUBJECT TO CATCH FIRE.
  5. ALL OPEN FIRES MUST BE WATCHED AT ALL TIMES.
  6. ANY PERSON BURNING MATERIALS MUST HAVE FIRE EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE USE.
  7. FIRES MAY NOT BE BURNED WHEN WINDY OR DRY CONDITIONS MAKE IT DANGEROUS OR WHEN CONDITIONS GIVE THE FIRE A CHANCE TO SPREAD.
  8. IF SMOKE BECOMES OFFENSIVE TO NEIGHBORS, THE FIRE MUST BE EXTINGUISHED.
  9. NO BURNING WILL BE ALLOWED UNDER OR NEAR ANY OVERHEAD LINES (ELECTRICAL, TELEPHONE, CABLE, ETC.)
  10. STANDING OR RAZED STRUCTURES MAY ONLY BE BURNED THE THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE HOLDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT. PRIOR ISSUING SUCH WRITTEN APPROVAL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SHALL INSPECT THE STRUCTURE TO BE BURNED AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ONLY ISSUES WRITTEN APPROVAL TO BURN THE STRUCTURE IF IT CAN BE BURNED SAFELY. CONSIDERING THE RESTRICTIONS LISTED ABOVE.
  11. NO PERSON SHALL BURN OR CAUSE TO BE BURNED ANY GARBAGE, STRAW, HAY, RUBBER, ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL.
  12. RECREATIONAL BONFIRES, OR FIRES USED FOR THE PREPARATIONS OF FOOD ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE RESTRICTIONS.
  13. NO BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF HOLDEN, MISSOURI SHALL BURN ANY MATERIAL.
  14. THE BURNING PERMIT IS GOOD FOR A CALENDAR YEAR.