Burn Permits & Burning Ordinances

Fire Danger Level: LOW

IGNITION: Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands although a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start fires in duff or dry rotted wood.

SPREAD: Fires in open cured grasslands may burn freely a few hours after rain, but woods fires spread slowly by creeping or smoldering, and burn in irregular fingers.

SPOTTING: There is little danger of spotting.

CONTROL: Easy

 

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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 and 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.

Fields marked with an * are required

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.