Owatonna Fire Department issues permits for burning within the city limits. You do not need a permit for a recreational fire. Call us at 507-444-2454.
If you are located outside the city limits, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to apply for a burning permit.
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The Fire Hall is located at:
107 W Main StreetOwatonna, MN 55060
Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
We only accept applications when we are hiring. When we do have an opening, all details of how to apply for the position will be posted in the Employment section.
Yes, the City of Owatonna allows recreational fires. Learn more about recreational fires within the city limits (PDF) and Fire Prevention.
The City of Owatonna has an ordinance that addresses garbage and other public nuisances. See City Ordinance 93.001 for details. To report this property, complete the Nuisance Ordinance Violation Complaint form.
The City of Owatonna has an ordinance that addresses long grass and noxious weeds. See City Ordinance 93.060 for details. To report this property, complete the Weed Ordinance Violation Complaint form.
The City of Owatonna has adopted a Minimum Housing Code which provides the minimum standards that all residential buildings and structures must meet. See City Ordinance 151 for details.
All rental properties in the City of Owatonna must be registered and licensed through the Fire Department. See City Ordinance 115 for details.
You may register your property by filling out the Rental Property License Application . An inspection of the property will need to be scheduled. Once the property passes the inspection and the fees are paid, a license will be issued.
Call the Fire Department at 507-444-2454 to schedule an inspection, or fill out the Rental Property Inspection Request form located in the Rental Property section.
Once the property passes inspection and fees are paid, a new license will be issued. All licenses are valid for two years.
Owatonna Fire Department performs numerous public education events throughout the year.
We take trucks to visit a variety of groups. We have groups that visit the station for a tour. We perform demonstrations on how to use a fire extinguisher. We also do a variety of fire safety talks and can customize our presentation to meet the needs of your group.
Submit the request form to arrange an event. Events such as truck visits and extinguisher demonstrations are weather permitting.
Owatonna Fire Department issues permits for the following systems: sprinkler system, fire alarm system, fire suppression system, and hood system.
Permit Application Forms are located in the Protection Systems section. Fill out the application form for the type of system you are installing and return it, along with 2 sets of plans and permit fees, to the Fire Department.
The City of Owatonna requires a permit to be obtained for the sale of fireworks within city limits. See City Ordinance 111 for details.
The permit application packet can be found in the Links/Resources section. All forms must be completely filled out and a site plan must be included with the application. Mail application and payment to:Owatonna Fire Department107 W Main StreetOwatonna, MN 55060.
Once received, the application is reviewed by Fire Department staff and then submitted to the City Council for approval.
View the Fire Department Coverage Map (PDF), which shows the fire coverage zones for Owatonna Fire, along with the other fire departments in Steele County.
No. These spaces are being converted to Emergency Operation Centers for Steele County and City of Owatonna.