Waupaca County Burning Laws

Waupaca County Burning Laws

  1. You need a Burning Permit to burn leaves, brush or grass outside incorporated cities and villages when the ground is not completely snow covered during the months of January through May.

  2. Burning Permits are required to burn in a barrel or incinerator, in a pit or on the ground.

  3. No burning is allowed until after 6:00 p.m. unless your burning permit states otherwise.

  4. Burning Permits are free. You may be issued a citation for burning without the proper permit.

  5. Failure to completely extinguish your fire before leaving can be a crime, resulting in a fine and / or jail time.

  6. Your fire is YOUR responsibility!


Burning Permits Available from Waupaca County Fire Wardens

Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department (County-wide)

1402 Royalton Street

Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-4466


Townships of Dayton/Farmington

Wisc. Veterans Home

N2665 CTH QQ, King, WI 54946

(715) 258-1485

Hours: 11a – 1pm & 6p – 8p

Township of Waupaca

Dale Bonilowske

N4527 Pine Plain Rd.

Waupaca, WI 54981

Township of Farmington

Randall Borchert

E755 Sheridan Drive

Waupaca,54981

(715) 258-2531

Township of Farmington

Ken & Jill Vergauwen

E755 Sheridan Drive

Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-2531

Township of Township of Lind

Malcolm Jensen

N2288 Cty EE

Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-8432

Township of Lind

Marvin Schoenick

N1355 CTH X

Weyauwega, WI 54983

(920) 867-2621