Kane County Open Burning Regulations
Kane County Connects Staff 6/15/2022 9:00AM
As we move into the summer season, it’s a good idea to review what you can and can’t burn in unincorporated areas of Kane County. It’s important to note that if you’re inside city limits you will need to check with your city government website. Ordinances vary from town to town.
Kane County Burning Regulations:
• Burning of garbage is not permitted at any time.
• Burn on sunny days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Do not burn when wind exceeds 10 mph.
• Do not burn within 20 feet of any building, structure or property line.
• Any burning must be supervised until it is extinguished.
• Supervised means you are there and water is at hand.
• Burning for prairie restoration or firefighting training is permitted.
• Burning of brush in fireplaces and self-contained outdoor wood-burning devices is permitted.
• Burning of brush for recreational fires is permitted, but no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet.
• Ceremonial Fires for a private or public event: Notice must be given to the local fire department, and a permit must be obtained from the Kane County Health Department.
Complaints: From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, call the Kane County Health Department at (630) 444-3040. All other hours, call the Kane County Sheriff’s Office at (630) 232-6840.