Burn permits may be obtained during normal business hours at the fire station (930 Main Street in Eudora, KS).
Permits are only issued when conditions are favorable for burning. Once a permit has been issued, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure all applicable rules and regulations are followed, and that conditions remain favorable for the burn. Failure to follow required rules and regulations for open burning, or burning in unfavorable conditions, may result in a permit being revoked and/or a citation being issued.
When is a burn permit required?
A burn permit is required for all open burning within the city limits of Eudora EXCEPT:
A permit shall not be required for camp fires, recreational fires, or established burn pits; provided that, the same have first been inspected and approved by the Fire Department; and further provided that, the remaining provisions and restrictions of this Section shall otherwise remain applicable. Furthermore, this Section shall not be deemed to prohibit the use, without a permit, of outdoor candles, lanterns, decorative fire containers, ornamental ceramic ovens, or self-contained grills or smokers; provided that, the same may be subject to inspection or extinguishment by the Fire Department, Police Department, or Codes Administrator for life, health, and safety reasons; and further provided that, the remaining provisions and restrictions of this Section shall otherwise remain applicable.
Requirements for Open Burning in Eudora, KS
Enforcement & Penalties
The Fire Department, the Police Department, and/or the Codes Administrator may conduct inspections of outdoor burning activities. Upon request, permit holders shall provide a copy of their permit. For life, safety, or health reasons, permits may be revoked, and in such cases the permit holder shall surrender the permit and no reimbursement of the fees for such permit shall be had. All outdoor burning shall otherwise be conducted in conformance with the adopted fire code of and for the City of Eudora. The Fire Chief or their representative shall have the authority to declare burn bans within the City limits. No permits will be issued during burn bans.
Open burning without a permit, or failure to conduct open burning in conformance with the requirements of such permit shall be, upon conviction thereof, punishable by a fine of an amount set by resolution of the governing body from time to time.
The currently authorized maximum penalty for fire code violations is $500 per violation daily. Citations issued by the fire department include a MANDATORY court appearance.