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Leaf Burning

City ordinance allows for limited leaf burning throughout the year. Burning periods are permitted during the second full week of April, May, October, and November, Monday through Sunday, between the hours of sunrise to sunset. The fire chief can prohibit burning during these periods due to dry conditions, high winds, or other factors.

A fire is not allowed in a public street, public sidewalk, drainage ditch within the public right of way, or on someone else's property without permission. All types of fires must be physically attended by an adult at all times.

Ordinance Article 13, Section 13.8

Contact Information

Fire Administration
714 S 42nd Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 68264

Phone: (618) 242 - 6880
Fax: (618) 242 - 6862

Emergency Phone: 911

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kevin Sargent
Fire Chief
Email: kevin.sargent@mtvernon.com

Chris Yenne
Assistant Fire Chief
Email: chris.yenne@mtvernon.com 

Emergency Response:
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year

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