Electronic Burn Permit Regulations

Only Burton residents are allowed to request a permit. For electronic permits, we ask that you submit your request at least 48 hours prior to the date you wish to use the permit. In order for electronic permits to be valid, print the permit before you begin burning. If you would like to request an extension on burn permits, you should call City Hall at 743-1500.

BURNING PERMIT REGULATIONS

General rules that apply to all types of burning:

  • Burning permits are issued for one and two family dwellings, no commercial permits are available.
  • Permits issued for a household require the burning to take place at that household only.
  • You must have your permit on hand and available any time you are burning.
  • An adequate fire line shall be made around the area to be burned and the fire shall be attended at all times.
  • There shall be a garden hose or an adequate method of extinguishment on hand at all times while the fire is burning.
  • Burning in a barrel is not permitted.
  • You may not burn when it is windy.
  • It is illegal to burn in the City of Burton without a burning permit. Permits may also be obtained from City Hall at the reception desk.
  • A person shall not cause or permit the emission of air contaminates in quantities that cause, alone or in reaction with other contaminates, either of the following:
                           (a) Injurious effects to human health or safety, animal life, plant life of significant economic value, or property.    (smoke and ash shall not be a nuisance to neighbors)
                            (b) Unreasonable interference with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property.

OPEN BURNING PERMIT


BURNING PERMITTED: BRUSH, TREE LIMBS, AND GARDEN DEBRIS ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO LEAVES, GRASS, OR BUILDING MATERIALS.
  • There will be only four - (4), two day, OPEN BURNING PERMITS issued per household per year.
  • Open Burning must be fifty (50) feet from any building or structure.
  • An adequate fire line shall be made around the area to be burned and the fire shall be attended at all times.
  • There shall be a garden hose oran adequate method of extinguishment on hand at all times while the fire is burning.
  • Burning in a barrel is not permitted.
  • The burning pile shall not exceed an area of four feet by five feet - (4’x5’), anything larger will be considered illegal.
  • Fires must be out by sundown.
  • Any property loss caused by any person or persons open burning, either by permit or illegally, is the responsibility of that person and they may be held liable for all losses.
  • If you are unable burn on the days your open burn permit is issued, you may receive an extension.
  • Open burning permit extensions are granted by calling City Hall within thirty - (30) days of issuance.
PERSONS FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE BURNING RULES MAY HAVE THEIR PERMIT REVOKED, HAVE THEIR BURNING PRIVELAGES SUSPENDED, BE CHARGED FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE FIRE RUN.



RECREATIONAL BURNING PERMIT

BURNING PERMITTED: SEASONED WOOD ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO LEAVES, GRASS, GARDEN DEBRIS, OR BUILDING MATERIALS.

  • RECREATIONAL BURNING PERMITS are annual permits that are good for an entire calendar year and expire on December 31st regardless of the issue date.
  • Recreational Burning must be twenty five (25) feet from any building or structure.
  • The burning pile shall not exceed an area three foot by three foot – (3’x3’), anything larger will be considered illegal.
  • Fires shall be extinguished by 1:00 am.
  • Any property loss caused by any person or persons with a recreational burn, either by permit or illegally, is the responsibility of that person and they may be held liable for all losses.

PERSONS FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE BURNING RULES MAY HAVE THEIR PERMIT REVOKED, HAVE THEIR BURNING PRIVELAGES SUSPENDED, BE CHARGED FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE FIRE RUN, AND HAVE TO RE-APPLY FOR A NEW PERMIT IF SO DESIRED.

                                                                                                               MARVIN EPPERSON
                                                                                                               Fire Chief
                                                                                                               City of Burton Fire Department

 I have read these rules and regulations and would like to request a permit