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Burning Permits are required by all township residents who are going to burn. The following are exempt from this permit requirement:
A) Persons who burn materials in a stove, furnace or incinerator inside a building.
B) Persons who burn charcoal or other combustible materials for domestic cooking outdoors.
C) Persons who burn brush and other combustibles outdoors at any time during the months of June through December, and when there is snow on the ground during the months of January through May, unless a burn ban is declared.
ALL FIRES must be attended when burning and completely extinguished prior to leaving. Burning permits are required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in intensive areas anytime the ground is not snow covered and in extensive areas of the state anytime the ground in not snow covered between January 1st - May 31st. Persons wishing to burn should contact their local DNR office, Emergency Fire Warden, or Local Officials before burning to find out if a burning permit should be obtained. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a citation.
The DNR office has declared Sara Olson (Town Clerk/Treasurer) as the Emergency Fire Warden for the Town of Dodgeville. Sara Olson may be reached at (608) 935-5808 during normal business hours Monday - Friday or you may stop by the Town Hall at 108 E. Leffler Street, Dodgeville.
BURNING PERMITS ARE FREE.
PLEASE REMEMBER EVEN IF A BURNING PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED, PLEASE NOTIFY THE IOWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT THAT YOU ARE DOING A CONTROLLED BURN.