Contact: Topeka Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division
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
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
Burn only during daylight hours.
No burning during periods when surface wind speed is less than 5mph or more
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
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.