Obtaining Burning Permits
Burning Permits are required for all fires, except those for cooking or warmth, from April 1st to October 31st each year. Fires that are used for cooking or warmth must not exceed 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet high.Although a permit is not required, you should ensure that the fire is in a safe place, away from other combustible materials, and you should have a shovel and water for putting the fire out.
Permits are usually valid for 7 days. Permit fires may be started two hours before sundown and must be out two hours after sunrise. This means you may burn though the night. Daytime burning is only allowed by special permission from the Fire Chief. Burning is allowed at night because the moisture level is higher, and as Conmee Emergency Services is a volunteer organization, there are usually more responders to a potential fire at night. Most of our volunteers work out of the Township during the day. Permits may be shortened to 5 or 3 days during times of high fire hazard and all burning may be banned at the discretion of the Fire Chief. Permits already issued will be revoked.
Permits may be obtained from the Municipal Office,19 Holland Road West, and may only be issued to the property owner. All permits must be signed by the property owner. If you are unable to come to the Municipal Office during office hours, please call and we will make other arrangements to get a permit to you.
Permits are also required for fireworks and must be applied for at least 1 week prior to the event. The Fire Chief or designate may inspect the area where you will set off the fireworks.