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Open Burning

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 and have it available to show proof of permit if we are called for a complaint.

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.

Keep in mind that this process is only for recreational burn permits issued to single-family or two-family residential dwellings in which the applicant resides. Permitted recreational fires must comply with all of the regulations and guidelines detailed in the local municipal codes.

You will need to purchase a permit from the City in which you reside in.  City of Neenah Residents can purchase a permit online or from the Treasurer’s Office at Neenah City Hall located at 211 Walnut Street. The permit fee is $17.

City of Menasha Residents can obtain a permit from the Finance Department at Menasha City Hall located at 100 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.

Open Burning Rules

City of Neenah Recreational Fire Permit

City of Menasha Recreational Fire Permit