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

Meeker - Burning Permit Required

Contact: taylor.schenk@state.mn.us, 507-233-1214


Current Restrictions:
  • Currently there are no restrictions in place. Activation of a permit is still required if there is less than 3 inches of continuous snow cover adjacent to the burn site.

  • Subunit: Cosmos
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Cosmos is restricted. Please contact the Cosmos City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Darwin
  • Burning Status: Burning Permit Required
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Dassel
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Dassel is restricted. Please contact the Dassel City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Eden Valley
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Eden Valley is restricted. Please contact the Eden Valley City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Grove City
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Grove City is restricted. Please contact the Grove City Clerk at for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Litchfield
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Litchfield is restricted. Please contact the Litchfield City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Watkins
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Watkins is restricted. Please contact the Watkins City Clerk for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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