Open Burning

The City of Independence has an Open Burning Ordinance. Please click the link below and read through the Burn Ordinance before burning. 

When having a controlled burn we ask that you have a garden hose, rake, fire extinguisher, etc readily available in case the fire would get out of control. This is not required but always a good idea.  

 When burning we ask that you attend the fire at all times while is it burning and if you leave the area to extinguish the fire. 

If you have any questions please contact Independence Fire Department at 319-334-3404 or City Hall at 319-334-2780