As of May 15th, Mercer County, which includes all Cities within the County, is now under a Stage I Burn Ban until further notice.
No controlled burns, no large pit fires and no burning garbage of any kind.
No throwing cigarette butts or anything out in a grassy area or any area that may start to burn.
No Special burning permission will be given for any reason.
You can have a Campfire in a developed recreational site or improved site, while always keeping an eye on it.
You can use grills (including charcoal grills) and units that have an on/off switch in an area that you can safely operate without starting a fire.
Remember even though you are allowed some options here to burn this does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the allowed activity.
ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO WILLFULLY VIOLATES THIS BURN BAN IS GUILTY OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1) PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF UP TO $1000.00AND 30 DAYS IN JAIL. THE MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS.