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Apr 20

Burn Ban

Posted on April 20, 2022 at 8:30 AM by Michelle Delaney

On 4/19/2022 the Brookings County Commission declared a county wide burn ban which prohibits open burning. The burn ban is effective immediately. If you intend to burn, a permit from your fire chief is required. This does not include burning in fire pits or trash receptacles.


BROOKINGS COUNTY RESOUTION #22-12

A RESOLUTION DECLARING A FIRE DANGER EMERGENCY IN BROOKINGS COUNTY AND PROHIBITING OPEN BURNING 

WHEREAS, due to the lack of current moisture in Brookings County, a fire danger emergency now exists within Brookings County, South Dakota. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Brookings County Board of County Commissioners that a fire danger emergency is hereby declared and until this resolution be otherwise rescinded by the Brookings County Board of County Commissioners, all open burning as defined in Ordinance #2009-02, without a prior written permit, is hereby prohibited within the boundaries of Brookings County, South Dakota, exclusive of any incorporated municipality within the county. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is declared to be necessary for the immediate preservation of public safety in accordance with the provisions of SDCL 7-18A-8 and is effective immediately and shall continue in force and affect until rescinded by the Brookings County Board of County Commissioners. 

Passed and approved this 19h day of April, 2022. 

Angela Boersma, Chairperson 
Brookings County 
Board of County Commissioners


Scott Sebring 
Assistant Sheriff 
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office 315 7th Ave 
Brookings, SD 57006 
605-696-8300