Burning Ordinances & Notices

Burning in the City of Sun Prairie and Townships of Burke, Bristol, and Sun Prairie is permitted providing certain restrictions are met. Please see your district's ordinance for further information.

Outdoor fire properly contained within a fire pit

Keep in Mind

  • Small businesses, commercial enterprises, and industries may not use burn barrels or engage in any other open burning.
  • Building materials may never be burned.


The Chief may, at any time, restrict outdoor burning due to atmospheric conditions. Please check back to this website for any outdoor burning restrictions that may be in place.

Additional Information

Please contact one of our inspectors, Mark or Mike, or phone 608-837-5066, ext. 3 if you have questions regarding your district's ordinance. Thank you for your cooperation.