A permit to have an open fire is required except when the ground is snow covered, or for domestic purposes, to protect persons or property in case of fire. To obtain a permit, call the township offices during regular business hours or Fire Chief, Dwight Sheridan, at 231-853-6848 any day except Sunday.
- Permits are not valid for more than 3 consecutive days.
- No fire shall be set when a high wind is blowing.
- An adequate fire line shall be made around the area to be burned.
- A force of adults, sufficient to control the fire, shall be on hand at all times.
- Permit holders are liable for any damage to property which may occur.
- Permits are revoked if conditions are such that burning may not be done safely.
- Any person who sets a fire without taking reasonable precautions or leaves a fire before it is extinguished is guilty of a misdemeanor.
- Any person who maliciously sets a fire which endangers human life or destroys property may be assessed a fine or imprisoned.
- Any person who negligently allows a fire to escape is liable for all expenses incurred in the suppression of that fire.
Burn Permit PDF