How to Apply for a Burn Permit
- Online Burn Permit Application (PLEASE NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer please make sure the zoom level in the lower right on the status bar is set to 100%. Setting the zoom level to another number will cause an error on the interactive map.)
Getting a burn permit for your area has never been easier. Use the interactive map to find the burn conditions in your area. Updates are made every date by 10 a.m. Eastern Time. If "YES" appears in the Burning Permits Issued column, you are authorized to burn today. This serves as your burn permit. You don't need to print anything.
Burning authorized by this permit is for yard rakings and brush ONLY. It does not relieve the responsible person(s) of liability for all damages resulting from the escape of the fire. You are responsible for understanding Michigan's Open Burning Laws and Rules.
- City, Town, Village and County RestrictionsThis is a map of the counties with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulations and local controls that determine whether or not you can burn in certain areas. Check your county, town, city or village for restrictions.
- Contact Your Local DNR Fire Manager
- Embers Wake Up: a 30 second TV Public Service Announcement
All About Burning
- Who Needs a Burn Permit, Who Does NotMake sure you know whether you need a burn permit.
- Daily National Situation Report
- Campfire and Outdoor Burning TipsThe burning of logs, brush, charcoal, and other similar materials for the purpose of food preparation or recreation does not require a permit under the State of Michigan Forest Fire Law. Other local laws may apply, always check first.
- Laws, Safety and AlternativesBurn permits are not required for household waste burned in a properly constructed burn barrel or home incinerator. Each year the leading cause of wildland fires is burning debris. Please be sure you follow these guidelines to assure your safety.
- Large Scale Extended Burning Requiring a Blanket Burn PermitsOngoing burns for construction and land clearing, roadway maintenance, and uncertified party's performing prescribed burns without a written plan require a burn permit issued by the local DNR Fire Manager.