State-Wide 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.

 

Notice of open burning bans are indicated with the text ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***.  Click on the County Name below for details.

Adair County

The burn ban for Adair County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Adams County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Allamakee County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Appanoose County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Audubon County

The burn ban for Audubon County has been lifted effective October 24, 2020 at 12:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Benton County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Black Hawk County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Boone County

The burn ban for Adair County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Bremer County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Buchanan County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Buena Vista County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Butler County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Calhoun County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Calhoun County as of August 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Emergency Management Coordinator Shane Voith.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Carroll County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Cass County

The burn ban for Cass County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Cedar County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Cerro Gordo County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

The burn ban for Cerro Gordo County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 11:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Cherokee County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Chickasaw County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Clarke County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Clay County

The burn ban for Clay County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Clayton County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Clinton County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Crawford County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Dallas County

The burn ban for Dallas County has been lifted effective October 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Davis County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Decatur County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Delaware County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Des Moines County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Dickinson County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Dubuque County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Emmet County

The burn ban for Adair County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Fayette County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Floyd County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Floyd County as of October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm by Charles City Fire Department Chief Eric Whipple.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Franklin County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Fremont County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Greene County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Grundy County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Grundy County as of October 19, 2020 at 10:00 am by the Grundy County Board of Supervisors.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Guthrie County

The burn ban for Guthrie County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Hamilton County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Hancock County

The burn ban for Hancock County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Hardin County

The burn ban for Hardin County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Harrison County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Harrison County as of October 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm by Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Oliver.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Henry County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Howard County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Humboldt County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Ida County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Iowa County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Jackson County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Jasper County

The burn ban for Jasper County has been lifted effective October 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Jefferson County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Johnson County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Jones County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Keokuk County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Kossuth County

The burn ban for Kossuth County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Lee County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Linn County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Louisa County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Lucas County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Lyon County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Madison County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Mahaska County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Marion County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Marshall County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Mills County   ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Mills County as of September 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm by Mills County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Director Larry Hurst.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Mitchell County

The burn ban for Kossuth County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Monona County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Monroe County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Montgomery County 

The burn ban for Montgomery County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Muscatine County

The burn ban for Muscatine County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

O'Brien County

The burn ban for O'Brien County has been lifted effective October 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Osceola County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Page County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Palo Alto County

The burn ban for Palo Alto  County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 10:30 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Plymouth County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Plymouth County as of September 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Pocahontas County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Polk County

The burn ban for Polk County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 11:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Pottawattamie County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Pottawattamie County as of September 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm by Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Reed.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Poweshiek County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Ringgold County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Sac County

The burn ban for Sac County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Scott County   

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Shelby County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Sioux County

The burn ban for Sioux County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 10:30am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Story County

The burn ban for Story County has been lifted effective October 23, 2020 at 12:30pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Tama County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Taylor County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Union County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Van Buren County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Wapello County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Warren County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Washington County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Wayne County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Webster County  ***BURN BAN IN EFFECT***

A burn ban is in effect for Webster County as of September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am by Emergency Management Coordinator Dylan Hagen.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Winnebago County

The burn ban for Winnebago County has been lifted effective October 21, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Winneshiek County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Woodbury County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.

Worth County

The burn ban for Jasper County has been lifted effective October 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Burn Ban Request

Burn Ban Proclamation Notice

Burn Ban Lift Notice

Wright County

There are currently no burn bans reported for this county.