Burn Permits

The state of Michigan does not require burn permits, however permission to burn is required via the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Permission to Burn map available on-line (https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/)

Michigan law allows burning of:

  • Leaves, grass, limbs, brush, stumps and evergreen needles
  • Household paper materials that do not contain plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. These must be burned in a covered metal or masonry container with openings no larger than ¾ inches.

Visit Michigan Department of Natural Resources for more information https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79237_80917_81046—,00.html

Permission to burn map https://www2.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/

FINES WILL BE IMPOSED FOR ILLEGAL OPEN BURNING

Offenders will also be required to reimburse the township(s) for all costs associated with an emergency response.