Town of Shelby - La Crosse County Wisconsin

Fire Ring Permit Application

Town of Shelby
2800 Ward Avenue
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Telephone 608-788-1032

Permit number _________


New or Renewal




Home Phone

Work Phone

Cell Phone


Address where burning will take place

Location on lot where burning will take place

  • Material is to be burned in such a manner as to minimize the emission of smoke.
  • If burning creates a nuisance and complaints are received you will be asked to put the fire out.
  • Clean wood only shall be burned. In such a manner, as to minimize the emission of smoke.
  • DO NOT burn tires, trash, paints, grass, leaves or any other hazardous and/or toxic materials.
  • Burning shall be in a Fire Ring, Fire Pit or other structure designed for a fire and shall be no larger than three (3) feet in width. Flames are not to exceed four (4) feet in height. It needs to be kept ten (10) feet from any flammable items.
  • An authorized Town representative may inspect all burning sites.
  • You must have the burning permit at the burn site during the burn.
  • Violations of the burning ordinance are punishable by a fine of not less than $175.00 plus cost of fire suppression in the event the Fire Department is called.
  • Fire shall be controlled at all times; Permit holder shall be liable for any costs of suppression in the event the fire is out of control. In the event the Permit holder does not pay for the cost of fire suppression, the amount owed shall be placed on the tax roll of the property where the burning took place. Current minimum cost of suppression is $600.00 per hour.


 I understand that the permit is issued on the basis that the above conditions are met and in accordance to Shelby Town Ordinance 2.01

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Signature of Applicant

This permit will not expire as long as the Fire Ring stays at the approved location and the Owner of the property does not change.