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

Lyon - Burning Permit Required

Contact: Lyon County, 507-537-7666


This area is not participating online. Please contact the area administrator to obtain a permit.
  • Subunit: Balaton
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Cottonwood
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Florence
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Garvin
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Ghent
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Lynd
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Marshall
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Minneota
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Russell
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Taunton
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Tracy
  • Burning Status: Restricted - Variance Required
  • Description: STOP! Annual, Internet permits are not available for burning within the city. Call your City Clerk or Administrator, and request they contact DNR Forestry staff for permitting options.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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