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.
  • 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.

**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 12/31/2021

NOTICE

  • Your permit does not automatically print instantly.
  • Most permits are sent to the email address you provide us within 72 hours.
  • If you don’t see it in your email, please check you spam folder.
  • Also, the permits are good for the entire year that you submit your request so try to plan ahead and there is no need to send in multiple requests.