It’s legal to burn leaves, yard waste and other debris in your yard, but only within certain parameters. To be safe and considerate of your neighbors (and to stay on the right side of the law), here are the requirements set by Village of Germantown Ordinance #44-89:
Where to get a burning permit
The following information is provided by the Germantown Fire Department:
Please call Station 2 at 262 502-4701 x1735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a burning permit.
Please include with your email:
First and Last Name with Middle initial
Drivers License Number and expiration date
Date of birth
No burning is authorized until you are in possession of a burning permit. Permits are issued Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you wish to obtain a burning permit in person, they will be available at Station 2, located at N115 W18752 Edison Dr. in Germantown, Wis. during the same time period.
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