What is prohibited from burning?
No matter where you live in our district, the burning of construction materials and debris, garbage, trash, or household waste, paper goods, cardboard, wood, food waste, animal waste, furniture, clothing, mattresses, appliances, and similar items and/or material is prohibited.
I live in the Village of Bull Valley, what's our burn ordinance?
Currently the Village of Bull Valley follows the McHenry County Burning Ordinance. Click Here.
I live in the City of Woodstock, what is our burn ordinance?
Can I have a bonfire or recreational fire on my property?
With our district covering 90 square miles, the specific burn ordinance will depend on where you live (City of Woodstock, Village of Bull Valley, or unincorporated McHenry County). For example, the City of Woodstock prohibits all bonfires, while MCDH allows small 3'x3'x3' bonfires without permit.
I live in Unincorporated McHenry County, what is our burn ordinance?
The following link will take you directly to the McHenry County Department of Health's Burn Ordinance. Click Here.