- Where is the Fire Hall located?
The Fire Hall is located at:
107 W Main Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
- What are your business hours?
Our business hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- I’d like to be a firefighter. Are you currently hiring?
We only accept applications when we are hiring. When we do have an opening, all details of how to apply for the position will be posted in the Employment section.
- Am I allowed to have recreational fires in fire pit in my yard?
Yes, the City of Owatonna allows recreational fires. Learn more about recreational fires within the city limits (PDF).
- I’ve noticed a property that has garbage and trash in the yard that needs to be picked up. How should I report this?
The City of Owatonna has an ordinance that addresses garbage and other public nuisances. See City Ordinance 93.001 for details. To report this property, complete the Nuisance Ordinance Violation Complaint form.
- I’ve noticed a property that has long grass that needs to be mowed. How should I report this?
The City of Owatonna has an ordinance that addresses long grass and noxious weeds. See City Ordinance 93.060 for details. To report this property, complete the Weed Ordinance Violation Complaint form.
- What are the minimum maintenance standards for properties within the City?
The City of Owatonna has adopted a Minimum Housing Code which provides the minimum standards that all residential buildings and structures must meet. See City Ordinance 151 for details.
- How do I register my rental property that is located within the city limits?
All rental properties in the City of Owatonna must be registered and licensed through the Fire Department. See City Ordinance 115 for details.
You may register your property by filling out the Rental Property License Application. An inspection of the property will need to be scheduled. Once the property passes the inspection and the fees are paid, a license will be issued.
- How do I renew the license for my rental property?
Once the property passes inspection and fees are paid, a new license will be issued. All licenses are valid for two years.
- What type of fire prevention activities do you provide? How do I schedule one?
Owatonna Fire Department performs numerous fire prevention activities throughout the year.
We take trucks to visit a variety of groups. We have groups that visit the station for a tour. We perform demonstrations on how to use a fire extinguisher. We also do a variety of fire safety talks and can customize our presentation to meet the needs of your group.
- What fire protection system permits do you issue? How do I obtain one?
Owatonna Fire Department issues permits for the following systems: sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression, and hood. Applications should be submitted online.
- How do I obtain a burning permit?
Owatonna Fire Department issues permits for burning within the city limits. You do not need a permit for a recreational fire. Call us at 507-444-2454.
If you are located outside the city limits, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to apply for a burning permit.
- I need to apply for a retail fireworks license. What is the procedure?
- What area of Steele County does the Owatonna Fire Department provide fire coverage for?
View the Fire Department Coverage Map (PDF), which shows the fire coverage zones for Owatonna Fire, along with the other fire departments in Steele County.
- Are your meeting rooms available for rental?
No. These spaces are being converted to Emergency Operation Centers for Steele County and City of Owatonna.