Rules for Burning
- Must be extinguished by 2:00 am
- Cannot be larger than 4′ in diameter and 2′ in height.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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 or combustible materials 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.