Burn Permits

RULES FOR BURNING

BONFIRES

  • Must be extinguished by 2:00 am
  • Cannot be larger than 4' in diameter and 2' in height.

OPEN BURNING

  • Open burning is allowed during daylight hours only and is to be extinguished by dusk.
  • Open burning is for residential use only.  No burning on construction sites.
  • Wind conditions must not be more than 10 mph.
  • The size of the pile to be burned shall be of a controllable size (no larger than 6 feet in diameter).

ALL BURNING

  • You must print out your permit and have it with you while burning.
  • Burning must be on your own property or with written consent of the property owner on whose property you will be burning.  
  • Permit holder is responsible that the fire is not endangering structures, vehicles, ground cover or other valuables.  
  • Permit holder shall be liable for all damage to property which may result from burning done under this permit.  
  • Fires must always be attended by someone 18 years of age or older.
  • Extinguishing equipment must be available and ready for use (fire extinguisher, working garden hose etc..) and in close proximity to the fire.
  • Burning is prohibited if it is conducted so that it creates a nuisance for neighbors. 
  • No flammable liquid (gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil) shall be used to ignite the fire or enhance the burning process.
  • No burning within 50 feet of any structure and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure.
  • No burning along any roadways.
  • The only allowable materials to be burned are:
    • Dry, clean wood (not painted or treated)
    • Dry, seasoned brush, leaves
    • Dry seasoned grass (Chief's approval)
    • Absolutely no building/construction materials may be burned.


Violations of any of the above rules may result in the fire being extinguished and/or a citation issued where fines and costs may be accessed by the court.  Township and Village ordinances mandate these rules.  Burning is a privilege and is very closely monitored.


                          **ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING ON OCTOBER 30TH AND 31ST**


**YOU MUST CHECK OUR WEBSITE PRIOR TO ANY BURNING TO BE SURE THAT THERE IS NOT A BURNING BAN IN EFFECT**


                                                 ALL BURN PERMITS EXPIRE 12/31/2018





Burn Permit Request

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