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Open Burning Permit Request

This permit is being issued in accordance with Nebraska State Statute 81-520.01. Air quality regulations may necessitate an additional permit from the Department of Environmental Energy. (402-471-2186) It is the responsibility of the person being issued this permit to read and follow all requirements. Hamilton County, the City of Aurora, the Aurora Rural Fire District and Aurora Fire Department are not responsible for any damage or injury.

Applicant Information

Location Information

Burning Information

Only items naturally indigenous to the property may be burned. (i.e. grass, leaves, tree limbs, sticks, etc.)

Standard Requirements for Open Burning in the Aurora Fire District

Burn Barrels:

Burning may occur in a burn barrel with a minimum 1" mesh screen covering the barrel.

Open Burning:

Open burning is any fire in the open or in an uncovered pit.

The following requirements apply to all open burning:

  • A written permit with the correct location of the open burn must be in the possession of the person supervising the burn.
  • The Sheriff's Office dispatch must be notified every day prior to the burn. (402-694-6936)
  • All open burning must be conducted at least 20 feet away from any building or structure.
  • No open burning will be allowed when wind speeds exceed 15 mph. During periods of exceptionally dry weather and high potential fire loss (high fire index), the Fire Chief may notify all officers that open burning will cease. During this time no permits for open burning will be issued.
  • Only items naturally indigenous to the property may be burned. (ie: grass, leaves, tree limbs, stick, etc.) ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED No construction material may be burned in the open.
  • Open burning must be supervised at all times. Open burning will be allowed during the hours between sun up and sun down. Special approval of the Fire Chief must be received to allow any fire to remain burning after sun down.
  • Do not start fires with gasoline and keep all flammable and combustible liquids at least 20 feet away from burn.
  • It is the responsibility of the person supervising the burn to assure all of the above requirements have been met before burning may begin.

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