For the issuance of burning permits in:
That portion of Oregon Township protected by Lapeer Fire & Rescue (view map)
Open burning is NOT permitted in the City of Lapeer except for special events approved
by the Lapeer City Commission or by the Fire Chief.
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) is not considered to be natural vegetation and the burning of such materials is not permitted. The burning of household trash in an approved container/barrel is still permitted provided it has the appropriate sized screen placed on the top of the container/barrel. Items that are not permitted to be burned at any time include construction waste, natural vegetation from a commercial site, pallets, tires, paint, petroleum products, etc. If you're not sure if an item is allowed to be burned in the open, please contact our office by telephone (810-664-0833) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll assist you in the determination.
You must have the items listed below in order to burn.
Permits are normally valid for up to seven (7) days (Monday - Sunday). Subsequent burning without a permit is a violation of these rules. Unless restricted due to weather conditions, this permit will be valid from 5/21/2013 through 5/26/2013.
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.