Burn Permits

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Updates are made every date by 10 a.m. Eastern Time.  If “YES” appears in the Burning Permits Issued column, you are authorized to burn today. This serves as your burn permit. You don’t need to print anything.  If “NO” appears, you must follow the instructions on the adjoining column.  Permits do not relieve the responsible person(s) of liability for all damages resulting from the escape of the fire. You are responsible for understanding Michigan’s Open Burning Laws and Rules.

Burn permits are issued only for:

Burn permits are NOT required:

  • Cooking or recreational campfires
  • Anytime there is continuous snow cover adjacent to your fire
  • Household paper materials that does not contain plastic, rubber, foam, or textiles that is burned in a container constructed of metal or masonry, with a covering device having openings no larger than 3/4 of an inch

Items that can never be burned due to air quality regulations:

  • Demolition debris
  • Construction materials
  • Automotive parts
  • Household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials

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