In Story City, the disposal by open burning of leaves, landscape waste and yard waste originating on the premises is permitted during the months of April and October, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day. After 9 p.m. each day, all such fires must be completely extinguished.


Please note that the Fire Chief may prohibit any or all open burning when conditions or circumstances exist that such fires are deemed hazardous or a nuisance. No burning is permitted within 20 feet of a structure and must be attended by an adult person 18 years or older. The open burning of garbage and refuse is strictly prohibited. In addition, no burning is allowed on public property, including streets.