| Residential Burning Permits
NOTICE: Please call Fire Administration for burning permits: 785-368-4000
Michael Martin, Fire Marshal
324 SE Jefferson St
Topeka, KS 66607
785-368-4000 Tel
For a complete list of all active burning permits click the button below

If your permit is listed below please correct the problem and resubmit another permit. Note: These permits below are less than two weeks old.


Contact: Topeka Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division
Phone: 785-368-4000
Fax: 785-368-0170

The Topeka Fire Department is committed to keeping you and your family safe from the dangers of fire. It is for this reason that we would like you to review these regulations and reference materials before you undertake any open burning. A burning permit is required for any open burning within the City of Topeka.

This online permit request system is not meant to take the place of contacting the Fire Department. You will need to call the fire department before and after you burn. Once you have submitted your information then print a copy of the confirmation page, or e-mail a copy to yourself. The inspectors will conduct an inspection the Thursday following your submitted request.

Regulations Applicable To All Permits:

  • This permit shall be in possession of person doing burning or available for immediate inspection.
  • Burn only during daylight hours.
  • No burning during periods when surface wind speed is less than 5mph or more than 15mph.
  • No burning during inclement or foggy conditions or on very cloudy days (ceiling less than 2000')
  • No burning within 50 feet of any structure.
  • No burning of heavy smoke producing materials including heavy oils, tires, tarpaper, or any material which gives off offensive odor or smoke that is of soiling soot content.
  • The Fire Chief reserves the right to modify or revoke this permit at any time.
  • A competent person shall constantly attend open fires and bonfires until such fire is extinguished. This person shall have a garden hose connected to a water supply or other approved fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use.
  • On the day I wish to burn, I agree to notify Fire Dispatch at 785-368-9514 BEFORE and AFTER burning

Burning operations shall meet the minimum requirements stated above and the open burning regulations of the State of Kansas: K.A.R. 28-19-645 - 28-19-648.

Violations may result in legal action being taken. Click here to view a list of non approved open burning items.

Please Note

After you have read the above information and agree to abide by the regulations