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Open Burning

Open burning is prohibited and will be allowed by permit only and shall be issued on the discretion of the Bellevue Fire Department.  Failure to obtain a permit may result in a citation. There is a $10.00 fee for the permit if it is approved.

Loss of privileges and/or fines may result by not following the guidelines.

For more information and rules governing open burning, please download the Open Burning Permit form.  Please note:  Ordinance 2013-07 has repealed and recreated portions of Chapter 5 of the Bellevue Municipal Code related to open burning.

Remember when burning, be considerate of your neighbors!

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Fire Pit Guidelines

Size & Placement

  • Must be in the ground with stones or tire/wheel rim around it.
  • Cannot be more than 3 feet in diameter.
  • Needs to be 25 feet away from the house, deck any principal structure, wood or lumber pile, wooden fence, tree or bush, wooden swing sets, or any combustible materials, and 15 feet from any property line.


  • Building permit or burning permit is not required.  However, Open burning is allowed by permit only.  Permits are issued on the discretion of the Bellevue Fire Department.  More information and permit forms can be found under the Open Burning page.


  • Fire pit can be used for burning wood only for a bonfire or cooking.  Do not burn treated wood, rubbish, garbage, trash, any material made or coated with rubber, plastic, leather or petroleum based materials.


  • Open burning shall consist of dry materials only and shall not be ignited with flammable or combustible liquids.


  • Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person at least 18 years of age until such fire is extinguished.


  • Outdoor burning shall be prohibited when the wind velocity exceeds 9 MPH or local circumstances make the fires potentially hazardous.

Fire Department Information

Station #1 (Public Safety Building)
3100 Eaton Road
Bellevue, WI 54311

Station #2
1811 Allouez Avenue
Bellevue, WI 54311Office:
(920) 884-1077 x 31

Non Emergency Phone:

Emergency Phone: 911

Office Hours:
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon through Fri
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Sat and Sun


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Interim Fire Chief

(920) 884-1077 x 309

Brad Johnson
Inspections & Fire Prevention Division Chief
(920) 884-1077 x 312


Now Accepting:

2828 Allouez Avenue
Bellevue, WI 54311

Phone: (920) 468-5225
Fax: (920) 468-4196

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

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