Ordinances and Forms

Ordinances and Forms2018-07-02T20:09:46+00:00

Open Burning

  • Beginning on 4/1/2011, the state has banned all open burning of household trash.

Within the Village of Dimondale you can burn:

  • Campfires – must be 15 feet from property lines and buildings, no more than three feet in diameter, and in a pit or other container. No permit required.
  • Barbecues, gas grills, etc. No permit required.
  • No other burning is permitted, with or without a permit.
  • Fires must be constantly attended until they are out.
  • Any fire, or smoke from which creates a nuisance, must be extinguished.
  • Any person who burns in violation, or who allows a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and any damage caused.

In the Township, outside the Village, you can burn:

  • Campfires – must be 15 feet from property lines and buildings, no more that three feet in diameter, and in a pit or other container. No permit required.
  • Barbecues, gas grills, etc. No permit required.
  • Brush. Permit required
  • Fires must be constantly attended until they are out.
  • The burning of rubber, plastic, leather, or petroleum materials is prohibited.
  •  The burning of building demolition materials, including scraps at a building site, is prohibited.
  • Any fire, or the smoke from which creates a nuisance, must be extinguished.
  • Any person who burns in violation, or who allows a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for the cost of extinguishment and any damage caused.

View the burning ordinance here. Please direct any questions to Chief Phil Miller, 517-646-0893. Permits may be obtained at the Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson St., at a cost of $25 per calendar year.