Burn Permits & Burning Ordinances

HIGH Fire Danger Level:

IGNITION: All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.

SPREAD: Fires spread rapidly. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes or in concentrations of fine fuels.

SPOTTING: Short-distance spotting is common.

CONTROL: Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small.




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To request a Burn Permit, fill out the form below.

Burning permits are given if the weather and conditions are safe for burning within the RA, RR, RS, B1, B2, B3, and D1 Zones (Byron Township Zones) within Byron Township as long as the location exceeds 200ft from any other dwelling.  Permits will be issued only for:

  • Limbs
  • Brush
  • Stumps
  • Ongoing burns for construction, land clearing or roadway maintenance

Burn permits are NOT required:

  • Cooking or recreational campfires
  • Household paper materials that does not contain plastic, rubber, foam, or textiles that is burned in a container constructed of metal or masonry, with a covering device having openings no larger than 1/2 of an inch

Revocation of permit.

The fire chief or his designated representative may revoke any written or verbal permit issued at any time atmospheric conditions, fire danger levels or other local circumstances make such fires hazardous, environmentally inappropriate, or which are or could be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions.

Items that can never be burned:

  • Leaves
  • Sky Lanterns (IFC 2015)
  • Grass clippings
  • Demolition debris
  • Construction materials
  • Automotive parts
  • Household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials

*Fires shall be constantly attended and at least (1) extinguishing device or equipment on scene for immediate utilization, if needed.

For additional information refer to Byron Township Burn Permit Ordinance No. 306. Burn Ordinance

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Your Burn Permit is considered approved upon submission of the Burn Permit Form, a member of the Byron Township Fire Department may contact you if there are any questions or concerns reference your request.