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

Olmsted - Burning Permit Required

Contact: jim.edgar@state.mn.us, 507-765-2740


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: Byron
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Byron is restricted. Please contact the Byron City Hall at 507-775-3400 for more information. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8-4.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Dover
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Dover is restricted.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Eyota
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Eyota is restricted. Please contact the Eyota Fire Department at for more information.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Oronoco
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Oronoco is restricted. Please contact the Oronoco City Hall at 507-367-4405 for more information. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9-3.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Rochester
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Rochester is restricted. Please contact the Rochester Fire Department at 507-328-2800 or at 201 4th St SE, Rochester, MN for more information. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5.
Current Restrictions:
  • None
  • Subunit: Stewartville
  • Burning Status: Restricted - No Activations
  • Description: Open burning within the city limits of Stewartville is restricted. Please contact the Stewartville City Clerk at 507-533-4745 for more information. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8-4.
Current Restrictions:
  • None

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