Air quality alert: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert effective from 10 a.m. Thursday August 5, until 9 p.m. Friday, August 6, for portions of west-central, northwestern, and north-central Minnesota, including the tribal nations of Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and Red Lake. The DNR does not issue burning permits in counties under air quality alerts.

Burning Permits

Otter Tail - Burning Permit Required

Contact: brad.witkin@state.mn.us, 218-732-3309


Current Restrictions:
  • Individuals with Burning Permits for Agricultural, Industrial or Management are required to follow all instructions including the valid start and end times listed under the Special Conditions & Requirements section on the permit.
  • No Burning until after 5pm and the fire must be out cold before 8 am.

  • Subunit: Battle Lake
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Battle Lake is restricted. Please contact the Battle Lake City Administrator at 218-864-0424 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Fergus Falls
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Fergus Falls is restricted. Please contact the Fergus Falls Fire Departmentat 218-736-6983 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Henning
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Henning is restricted. Please contact the Henning Fire Department at 218-583-2270 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: New York Mills
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of New York Mills is restricted. Please contact the New York Mills City Administrator at 218-385-2213 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Parkers Prairie
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Parkers Prairie is restricted. Please contact the Parkers Prairie City Administrator at 218-338-5006 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Pelican Rapids
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Pelican Rapids is restricted. Please contact the Pelican Rapids City Administrator at 218-863-6571 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Perham
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Perham is restricted. Please contact the Perham Fire Department at 218-346-4440 for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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