For the issuance of burning permits in:
Open buring is NOT permitted in the City of Imlay City by City Ordinance 95.01.
However, the City Commission has authorized the Fire Chief to allow for small recreational campfires limited in size to 10 square feet, with the additional requirement that camp fires do not create a public nuisance.
Additionally, burning may be allowed during special events approved by the City of Imlay City Commission or by the Fire Chief.
Open buring is allowed in Imlay Township under the following Conditions:
Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to payment of a civil fine of not less than $50 plus costs and other sanctions for each infraction.
Repeat offenses under this chapter shall be subject to increased fines as provided in local ordinances.
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.) are not considered to be natural vegetation and the burning of such materials is not permitted.
State of Michigan (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 (810-724-6262) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll assist you in the determination.
For residents served by the Imlay City Fire Department having questions or needing assistance in filling out forms should call the following numbers based on your local government:
Imlay City Residents should call City Hall at 810-724-2135.
Township Residents should call the Imlay Township Hall at 810-724-8835.
You must have the items listed below in order to burn.
If burning violates any of the rules above, your permit to burn may be revoked by the Fire Chief or his designee until such a time as you can demonstrate compliance with these rules
Permits are normally valid for up to three (3) consecutive days. Subsequent burning without a permit is a violation of these rules. Unless restricted due to weather conditions, this permit will be valid from 8/21/2019 through 8/23/2019.
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.