Township Burn Permit Application


-This application is ONLY for recreational & bon fires for township residents within the Charlotte Rural Fire jurisdiction and will expire on the 31st of December each year.

-Permits for brush piles, leaves/yard waste & controlled burns of grass, the applicant must obtain a burning permit from the Fire Department by calling 517-543-0241. (Permit duration can be issued for 1 to 7 days).

-The permit applicant MUST reside at or own the property of the permit address.

-The permit holder must follow all burning regulations adopted by The Township the address resides, in connection with The International Fire Code section 307. For questions, Call the Charlotte Fire Department at 517-543-0241.

--Eaton Township Outdoor and Open Burning Ordinance

I have read and understand burning regulations in section 307. of the International Fire Code.
I understand this permit ONLY relates to recreational fires & bon fires resinized by the International Fire Code.
I understand the location of the fire must be a minimum distance and provisions shall be made to prevent a fire from spreading to within the minimum distance: (combustible structure includes a fence, deck, ect.)
-Bonfire- minimum distance of 50 feet from any combustible structure.
-Recreational Fire- minimum distance of 25 feet from any combustible structure. (Pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height)
-Fires in approved containers or Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be operated with the minimum distance of 15 feet from any combustible structure.
I understand ONLY dry seasoned wood is to be burned, and prohibited items may include but not limited to:
(construction materials, painted or treated wood, plastics, trash, rubbish, ect.)
I understand if I fail to follow these regulations, immediate corrective action may be taken from Fire Department personnel, the permit holder may be fined up to $300.00 and the permit may be revoked.