Burning in the Village and Town of Mukwonago

IMPORTANT: If you open burn and have a fire get away from you, CALL 911 FIRST before you try to put it out yourself. The fire department can always be cancelled. Trying to put fires out by yourself may cause bigger problems or injuries that can be avoided.

Open burning of combustible materials is permitted in the Village and Town of Mukwonago. There are a number of safety concerns that need to be considered if you are to have such a fire. For example: wind speed, dry conditions, types of materials burning, as well as local municipal codes regarding open burning.

To start with, the Wisconsin DNR has helpful information regarding Open Burning on their website.

Village of Mukwonago

Permitted in the Village on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to one-half hour after sunset and Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset. The size of the pile of material to be burned shall not exceed four feet by four feet by three feet high as measured by the flame height. The pile must be 50 feet or more from any structure, trees or bushes. For more information, please call the Village of Mukwonago Police Department at (262) 363-6435.

Restrictions for Fire Permits

  • Wind must be less than nine (9) miles per hour at time fire is to be set.
  • Permit must be issued to landowner.
  • Permits are good only on the day they were issued.
  • Fire must never be left unattended.
  • Water must be on hand and readily available.
  • It is illegal to burn tires, tire tubes, shingles or tar paper.
  • Burn pile cannot be closer than fifty (50) feet to any structure.

Restrictions for Bonfire Permits

  • The bonfire pit or ring must not be larger than four (4) feet in diameter.
  • Wind speed must be less than nine (9) miles per hour at time fire is to be set..
  • Bonfire must be out by midnight.
  • The flames of the bonfire must not exceed five (5) feet in height.
  • Water supply must be on hand and readily available.
  • Permit will be issued only to landowner.

For additional information click here to visit the Village of Mukwonago website.

Town of Mukwonago

Town of Mukwonago residents wishing to burn brush, wood, or have a campfire, etc., MUST obtain a fire or bonfire permit in advance at the Village of Mukwonago Police Department, located at: 625 S. Rochester Street. The Village of Mukwonago Police Department is open 24 hours a day. The burning permit is valid for one day and is issued only after 7:00 A.M. Phone number: (262) 363-6435

For additional information click here to view the Town of Mukwonago Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance.