Seasonal Burning Information

Open burning of natural wood and leaves shall be allowed within the Town
of Beloit during the months of April, October and November of each year, under the following

i. Burning of dry products shall be limited to such items as natural wood and natural
wood products and leaves. The burning of treated wood in any form, garbage, food
products, paper products or cardboard, manure, plastic or rubber is prohibited.

ii. Burning may only occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

iii. All burning must occur at least fifty feet (50’) away from all structures and
combustible materials.

iv. Fires must be doused if they generate smoke that may obscure a public roadway, or
in another way pose a threat to public safety.

v. Adequate means of dousing the fire must be at hand during burning, and the fire must
be put out if it poses a risk of expanding beyond the burn site. Fires must be doused
immediately if sparks or flames from the fire spread beyond the immediate burn area.

vi. The Fire Chief may, by notice in the official newspaper of the Town, rescind open
burning for periods of unusually dry or windy conditions that would make it prudent
to conduct open burning.

For the full Open Burning ordinance (13.04), please visit Chapter XIII – Fire Prevention.