Burning Permits | Village of Chenequa, Wisconsin
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    Permission to burn is required for EVERY fire. The permit is obtained by calling the Village Hall and giving your name and address. If the weather conditions are clear for burning, we will take your name and note that permission was given on that particular day.

    No permits will be issued when winds are above 9 miles per hour per the Fire Chief. 

    Please call only when you are ready to burn, as permits cannot be given in advance. To obtain a permit after normal Village Hall hours of operation, call (262) 446-5070.

    Chapter 8 of Village of Chenequa Ordinances – full context


    What is a Prescribed Burn?

    A prescribed burn is the knowledgeable application of fire to a specific land area to accomplish pre-determined forest management and/ or other land use objectives.

    Is a prescribed burn different than outdoor burning or open burning? 

    YES!  A prescribed fire is purposeful application of fire by licensed contractors to a land area for forest/ land management.  A prescribed fire can be as small as a 10′ x 10′ area or as big as multiple acres.  Outdoor or open burning is performed by homeowners to burn woody and natural vegetation in a small burn pile.

    Please see the Lake Country Fire website for more information and how to obtain permission for a prescribed burn.

    Lake Country Fire Prescribed Burning



    VILLAGE OF CHENEQUA  •  31275 W County Road K  •  CHENEQUA WI 53029

    OFFICE HOURS:  Monday • Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm  •  Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    VILLAGE HALL  (262) 367-2239  •  Fax (262) 367-3341  •  POLICE DEPARTMENT  911 or (262) 367-2145

    AFTER HOURS POLICE  911 or (262) 446-5070 (WCC Dispatch Center)