Burning Leaves in the Village of Bourbonnais is Prohibited
By Member Jim Keener
October 5, 2022

The sometimes-simplest solution to getting rid of falling leaves is to start a small fire and burn them. However, that is not the case as the Village of Bourbonnais has established by ordinance that no open burning is to be conducted with the Village limits. The Bourbonnais Protection Fire District is responsible for ensuring that the "Open burning" ordinance is complied with by all residents living within the Village limits. For properties that are 1000' feet of the Village boundaries the same ordinance language applies to residents who wish to burn. In the event that the Fire District receives a compliant regarding open burning, the Fire District will investigate and determine what steps are to be taken based on the facts found by fire department personnel. If you want to get rid of those pesky leaves, we suggest you bag them and have them hauled away.

Attachment Village of Bourbonnais Burning Ordinance.pdf  (66k)