Kane County Burning Regulations

The burning of any materials, landscape waste is prohibited at any time. Brush may only be burned when following the restrictions described below. The burning of materials besides brush is prohibited and punishable.

“Landscape Waste” means all accumulations of grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, flowers and weeds. “Brush” means tree trunks, limbs, branches and twigs.
Standard Restrictions
Only on the property upon which the landscape waste or brush was generated
Only on sunny days from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Not when wind exceeds 10mph
Not within 20 feet of any building, structure or property line
Not during announced inversion conditions or ozone alerts
Any burning must be supervised until the fire is extinguished; a fire extinguisher, garden hose or water source must be available at the burning site

Any property zoned or used for agricultural purpose
Burning for the purpose of prairie restoration or firefighter training
Burning of brush in fireplaces and self-contained outdoor wood burning devices
Burning of brush for recreational fires, but the fire cannot be larger than 3’x3’x3′
Ceremonial fire for a scheduled public or private event. **Notice must be given to the local fire department and a permit must be obtained from the Kane County Health Department

Any person who violates any provision shall be punished by a fine up to $500

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, please call:
Kane County Health Department: (630) 444-3040

All Other Hours, please call:
Kane County Sheriff’s Office: (630) 232-6840

Visit www.kanehealth.com for more information