Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Laketown Town Hall remains closed to the public. Burn permits may be obtained on-line through the DNR Website for $5. If you have trouble with the on-line permit process, please call the Town Hall for assistance. 952-442-5278,
The permit is valid for open burning as specified in Minn. Statute 88.16 Minnesota
Uniform Fire Code and is subject to local ordinances.
Permits issued by the township are for brush and untreated wood only. Both on-line permits and those obtained at the town hall expire at 8:00am on January 1st.
The permit does NOT authorize running fires, burning of oils, petrol fuels, rubber, plastics, tires,chemically treated materials, treated, painted or glued wood, shingles, tar paper,insulation, composite board, sheet rock, wiring, paint, paint filters, pesticide containers, leaves, hazardous wastes, demolition debris, construction debris, etc.
The State of MN allows burning without a permit when there is snow cover, however Carver County Ordinance is more strict and requires a permit year round.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here: FAQ