The Cottage Grove Town Board voted Monday, Jan. 20, to amend its ordinance governing open burning.

Open burning permit holders are no longer required to provide notice 48 hours prior to burning; however, they are required to call the Cottage Grove Fire Department burn line at 839-5021, ext. 112, or visit the fire department website at to check for any burning restrictions prior to burning the day of the burn.

As a courtesy, permit holders planning to burn an area exceeding 5 acres in size are asked to leave a message on the burn line to inform the fire department of their plans.

For more information about open burning in the Town of Cottage Grove, or to apply for an annual open burning permit, visit

Those who have already obtained a 2020 open burning permit do not need to re-apply.

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