Burning Information

All open fires require a burn permit and notification of the sheriff and fire departments. The only fires that do not require a permit are when you burn rubbish in a barrel, trash can, or other enclosed burner, AND the container has a heavy screen or cover to prevent burning materials or embers from escaping. Contained-type recreational campfires do not require notification to the township or burn permit.

Town hall: 920-563-4510
Jefferson County Sheriff: 920-674-7310
Fort Atkinson Fire Dept: 920-563-7795

It is not necessary to contact a board supervisor. Call your local fire department if you are outside the Fort Atkinson fire department area. You can obtain a free burn permit by calling the town hall. If the town hall is closed you may leave a message on the answering machine.

You are not allowed to burn:

  • Tires
  • Asphalt
  • Shingles
  • Wet garbage
  • Household trash

If the fire department is called the property owner will be billed $800 for a fire department response, regardless of whether prior burning authorization had been received or $200 for fire department service call charge (example: gas leak, faulty CO detector going off). Burning without a permit could also result in a fine. You may want to contact your insurance agent to make sure you have coverage to pay the $800 charge.

Meeting Notices


  1. Town Board Meeting

    March 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Town Board Meeting

    April 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  3. Town Board Meeting

    May 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. Town Board Meeting

    June 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  5. Town Board Meeting

    July 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

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