Burning Permits

The City Code Section 505 regulates open burning in the City of Medina.  Residents desiring to have a recreational fire (no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’) are exempt from the permit requirements. This would include a campfire or a fire contained in a charcoal grill, camp stove, or other device designated for the purpose of warming, cooking, or ceremonial purposes.

If you are planning other burns, such as large amounts of brush or vegetation, a permit is required and can be downloaded here:  Burning Permit Application. Spring burning restrictions went into effect on March 31, 2017 and will be lifted on May 3, 2017.

Please contact the Medina Police Department at (763) 473-9209 if you have any questions.

The City would like to remind everyone to be safe and follow the city and state laws regarding recreational fires.

    • Recreational fires shall be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and height.
    • Recreational fires must be at least 25 feet from all buildings or combustible materials.
    • Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
    • Recreational fires must be constantly attended until the fire burns out completely or is extinguished.
    • A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, or garden hose shall be readily available at all times until the fire is extinguished.
    • The only materials permitted in a recreational fire are wood from trees, small branches, brush, or charcoal. Treated lumber materials, construction debris, garbage, plastic materials, or waste materials are NOT allowed to be burned in recreational fires.
    • Recreational fires must be immediately extinguished if they pose a fire safety risk, if they are not in compliance with the above, or when directed to do so by a police officer, firefighter, fire warden, or DNR officer.