Open Burning Information
Outdoor fires are prohibited in the Cities of Neenah and Menasha unless you have a recreational fire permit. You must obtain a permit before any burning occurs.
The intent of both Cities is to give citizens the opportunity to have recreational fires at single-family and two-family dwellings, provided that such fires are in strict compliance with restrictions relating to recreational fires. The City of Neenah Police Department, The City of Menasha Police Department and Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue will enforce these restrictions to ensure that fires do not compromise safety or cause neighborhood concerns.
You will need to purchase a permit from the City in which you reside in. City of Neenah Residents can purchase a permit from the Treasurer's Office at Neenah City Hall located at 211 Walnut Street. The permit fee is $15.
City of Menasha Residents can obtain a permit from the Finance Department at Menasha City Hall located at 140 Main Street. The permit fee is $20.
Permits run from January 1st through December 31st of each year. You must obtain a permit every calendar year.
City of Neenah's Burning Ordinance
Amendment to City of Neenah's Burning Ordinace - 09/10
City of Menasha's Burning Code
City of Menasha's Burning Permit Application
Open Burning Brochure