The HVFD is connected with St. Louis County and multiple other neighboring communities through the implementation of an emergency notification system. Northland Alert allows subscribed persons to receive emergency and other important notices via phone, text, and/or e-mail. Signing up for this valuable subscription is strictly confidential, and subscribers can dictate the information they would like to receive.
The City of Hermantown requires anyone who wishes to burn brush within the city limits to obtain a burning permit any time there is less than three inches of snow on the ground.
Residents have the option of getting burning permits online from the DNR link below or in-person from a local fire warden. Local fire wardens are listed on the right side of this page, and the links for the online options, as well as DNR burning permit information, is below.
No matter where you get your permit, there are four important points to know.
- You must activate the permit daily by calling 1-866-533-2876. This applies to the handwritten permits and the internet permits. Write the activation number on your permit in the space provided. Failure to activate the permit or failure to write the activation number on your permit can result in a legal violation and a potential fine.
- The paper permits have a preprinted number 1 at the start of the permit number. When you activate the permit, this number 1 must be entered on your telephone keypad, followed by the handwritten permit number.
- Read the restrictions and requirements on your permit. There have been some changes to the list in the new system and it is important for you to read and understand them. Contact your local Forester at (218) 878-5646 if you have questions on them.
- If you are unable to activate the permit using the 1-866-533-2876 number, please contact the Forestry Office at (218) 878-5640
Firework Sales Application
Per City of Hermantown ordinance, the sale of lawful fireworks requires the following application and permit through the HVFD.