Burn Permit Request Form

Burn Permit Regulations
The Fire Department requires that you get a Burn Permit anytime you are going to do open burning. Open burning permits are free. Permits can be applied for at the Richmond Police Department at 36725 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062 or online. You must be 18 years or older to obtain a burn permit. During a dry period the Fire Department may have a ban on open burning and will not issue any permits.

City of Richmond
  • Campfires must be kept less than three feet in diameter and less than 3 feet in height. Fires can be ground pits, mesh grills, and / or fireplaces.
  • It must be located more than 50 feet from any structure.
  • Permits for the City of Richmond will be issued for one day only.
  • Residents may have a small camp or cooking fire for recreation.
  • The camp fire must be attended at all times.
  • The camp fire shall consist only of seasoned dry firewood and shall not emit any obnoxious odors or smoke.
  • Rules on open burning for more information.
  • There is to be no burning of leaves, grass clippings, garbage, sawn, or processed wood.
 
Townships of Casco, Columbus, & Richmond
  • Burn permits are required whenever you are open burning.
  • It must be located more than 50 feet from any structure.
  • Permits for the townships are issued for a four day period.
  • The burn pile must be attended at all times.
  • The fire shall not emit any obnoxious odors or smoke.
  • You may not burn any hazardous waste, tires, shingles, old buildings, etc.
See state rules on open burning for more information.
 
Michigan Open Burning Guide
You can go online at www.michigan.gov/deq for more information.
 
Permits are issued and revoked by the fire chief and / or chief of police.
Permittee shall be liable for all damage to property which may result from burning done under this permit.
By submitting this form you are agreeing to accept the conditions this permit is issued under and to abide by the restrictions and limitations as described.