Statewide Open Burning Bans

The State Fire Marshal provides information for bans on open burning put in place by local Fire Departments and Emergency Management Coordinators working together to prevent fires. 

For specific questions about bans on open burning in your community, please contact your local Fire Department or Emergency Management office. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Burn Ban Iowa Code Section 100.40

For local fire departments and emergency management coordinators: To request we post information regarding a burn ban in your area, please complete the burn ban request form and email it to sfmburnbans@dps.state.ia.us or call 515.725.6145.

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