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SDDA Launches New State Burn Permit System




For Immediate Release: December 26, 2018

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232


SDDA Launches New State Burn Permit System


RAPID CITY S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division has launched a new and improved burn permit website that is more user friendly. The new site will require all users to have a valid email address and register as a new user. Any permit that has already been issued for this burn season has been transferred to the new system and is still valid.


The new site can be found at https://apps.sd.gov/AG73BurnPermit/Windows/Login.aspx or by going to the South Dakota Wildland Fire webpage, https://wildlandfire.sd.gov/, and clicking on the link in the Quick Links box.


The new burn permit site has links to burn procedures, frequently asked questions and an instructional video on slash pile burning. There is also a new mapping system that allows users to search by address, parcel ID, legal or by clicking a point on the map.


All standard permit requirements must still be agreed to and followed. You only need a burn permit if you are located inside the Black Hills Fire Protection District, a map and description for which can be found on the South Dakota Wildland Fire webpage.


This new site is mobile friendly and is part of the Division’s effort to move to an online permitting system. For the remainder of the season, the public can still call in during business hours to obtain a burn permit or ask for direction in obtaining their own permit online.

            Numbers to call for assistance with burn permits are:

                        Lawrence County at 605.584.2300

                        Meade and Pennington Counties at 605.394.2582

                        Custer and Fall River Counties at 605.745.5820 or 1.800.275.4955.


South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Twitter and Facebook.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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