Open Burning & Burning Permits


The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District issues free burn permits to anyone wishing to perform open burning activities. Permits can be obtained by CLICKING HERE.  Burn permits are not issued when the following conditions exist:

  1. Wind speeds above 10 mph
  2. Humidity below 30%
  3. When weather and call volume changes dictate permits to be discontinued for the day.

Utility burns that contain yard waste must be extinguished by dark. Recreational bonfires are permitted after sundown, but a permit must be obtained.

Open burning may only be performed on yard waste or untreated wood and lumber. Plastics, painted items, and trash are not permitted to be burned openly.

Trash may be burned in a burn barrel.

Open burning activities should not be within 25 feet of a structure, no larger than a 4 x 4 foot square, a garden hose and fire extinguisher should be at the fire site.

Construction burns are permitted, but a fire watch must be present for the duration of the burn. Unattended construction/land clearing burns will be dealt with accordingly and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may be notified.