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Burning Information


The Town Board of the Town of St. Joseph deems it imprudent and dangerous to set fires upon any land within said town.  Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of Section 26.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Closed Fire Season - is hereby declared and every person is forbidden to set fire at any time on any land in this town without permission.  Any person who sets a fire and allows it to escape shall be liable for all expenses incurred in the suppression of such fire in accordance with provisions of Section 26.14 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Burning permits may be obtained from the Town Clerk/Treasurer, Fire Department Members,Town Board Members and other designated persons and are available on this website on the Forms and Permits tab - look for Burning Permit.


Burning Permit Procedure

St Joseph town residents are required to obtain a burning permit. All instructions, as well as a copy of the town’s burning permit ordinance, are on the application. The permits are perpetual. The Town’s burning permit procedure is:

Pick up a free blank permit application. Permits are available from any fire department member at the Fire Hall (6:30 – 9:30 on the first and third Mondays of the month), from the Town Clerk/Treasurer or any Town Board member.

Fill out the permit and have it signed by one of the above individuals (it takes about two minutes to complete the form). The Town, the Fire Department and the applicant each get a copy of the permit.

Keep your copy on file at your residence.


Once the permit has been signed you may burn following these steps:

On the day you wish to burn, call the St Croix County Communication Center (715-386-4701) and inform them that you have a burning permit and would like to burn. They will ask for your name, address of the actual burn location, and your phone number.

If approved you may burn, provided there are no fire danger alerts.

Remember, once you light the match, you are responsible for the fire.

Follow the procedure each day you wish to burn.