Fire permits can be acquired by contacting:
Phone: (715) 340-3561
Owl Ridge Store
Phone: (715) 848-2855
Phone: (715) 432-3602
The Town of Wausau Fire Department meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. The Department is always looking for volunteers to join the team as a first responder, firefighter, or both. For more information, please contact Chief Kevin Yolitz at (715) 432-3602.
TOWN OF WAUSAU BURNING REGULATIONS
- No permits are to be issued for open burning to businesses per the DNR.
- Burning is permitted seven days a week except on legal holidays.
- No permit is needed for campfires if they are used for cooking or for warmth. Time and day are exempt.
- Hours of burning are from 4:00 pm till midnight when winds are less than 8 mph.
- No permit is required where the ground is completely covered with 1 (one) inch of snow. Hours for burning are exempt as long as the wind is less than 8 mph.
- It is the owner’s responsibility to call the DNR HOT LINE @ 888-947-2876 to see if burning is allowed for that day in Marathon County (Enter 37 for Marathon). Then call the Sheriff’s Department @ 715-261-1200 to tell them that you are doing a controlled burn.
- Remember you are liable for any fire you start and all expenses incurred in the suppression of the fire you caused.
- Materials that may not be burned are:
- Wet combustible rubbish, such as wet cardboard or paper.
- Oily substances, such as oily or greasy rags, oil filters or paper.
- Asphalt such as asphalt shingles or tarpaper.
- Plastic of any kind including plastic bottles and plastic bags.
- Rubber products including tires and hoses.
- Burning permits must be obtained before burning trees, brush, stumps, pallets, and dry unpainted/untreated wood. A burning permit is issued for any three days.
- Burning barrel permits must be obtained before burning small amounts of dry mixed paper, container board (for example: cereal boxes and beverage packaging). A burning barrel permit is issued annually.