For the issuance of burning permits in:
North Branch Township
Is defined as the open burning of leaves, tree branches or yard trimmings originating on the premises of private residences and burned on those premises. The burning of these materials shall not create a nuisance. Also included are recreational bonfires and construction related warming fires using firewood.
Only natural vegetation is allowed to be burned in the open. Natural vegetation is defined as brush, grass, leaves, logs, tree limbs, yard clippings and similar items. Lumber or wood products (dimensional lumber, plywood, chipboard, etc) is not considered to be natural vegetation and the burning of such materials is not permitted.
Public Act 102 of 2012 prohibits the burning of household waste with the exception of untreated paper. Trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals, or hazardous materials are not permitted to be burned at any time. Homeowners that choose to burn trash that is not prohibited may do so in an approved container on their property as long as it does not violate any other local or state ordinances or regulations. An approved container is constructed of metal or masonry with a metal covering device with openings no larger than 3/4 inch. If you're not sure if an item is allowed to be burned in the open, please contact our office by telephone (810-688-2785) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll assist you in the determination.
You must have the items listed below in order to burn.
Permits are normally valid for up to three (3) days (Monday - Sunday). Subsequent burning without a permit is a violation of these rules. Unless restricted due to weather conditions, this permit will be valid from 2/26/2020 through 2/28/2020.
By completing the following form, I request authorization to start or cause to be started a fire upon land under my control at the specified address.