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Burn Permit Information

PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAVENWORTH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT 913-682-5724 TO OBTAIN A BURN PERMIT

TONGANOXIE CITY RESIDENTS - You may obtain a burn permit by calling the Sheriff's Office.  If you have questions or require clarification regarding your planned burn please contact the Tonganoxie City Fire Department at (913) 845-9494

LANSING CITY RESIDENTS - To apply for a burn permit please contact the Leavenworth County Fire District 1 station at (913) 727-5844, do not contact the Sheriff's Office.

Burns must be monitored at all times.  The Burn permit is valid for the day of submission only.  Burns may begin one (1) hour after sunrise and must be extinguished no less than two (2) hours prior to sunset, absent permission from your township fire chief.

METAL BARREL BURN - A burn permit is not required if burning in a metal barrel not to exceed fifty-five (55) gallons, covered by a metal screen, placed on a non-combustible surface free of vegetation by at least three (3) feet and located no closer than one-hundred (100) feet from all property lines.  

BONFIRE - Permission for a bonfire must be granted by the township fire chief.  Please contact the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office at (913) 682-5724.

STRUCTURE BURN - Inspection is required and permission must be granted by the township fire chief prior to burning any structure in Leavenworth County, i.e., chicken coop, outbuilding, barn, etc.  Please contact the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office at (913) 682-5724.

OVERNIGHT BURN - Permission for any type of overnight burn must be granted by the township fire chief prior to receiving a burn permit.  Please contact the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office at (913) 682-5724.

BANNED FROM BURNING - If you have been notified by your township fire chief that you have been banned from burning, permission from the fire chief is required prior to receiving a burn permit.

For additional information on Leavenworth County Resolution 2015-12 or K.S.A.s pertaining to open burning please click the More.. button at the top of this page.

If you are unsure of your Fire Township please access the Fire Township Map from the More... button at the top of this page.