Prior to burning any items in an open fire, please be advised of the following:
-An approved Township Burn Permit is required prior to any burn.
-Construction materials, trash or other garbage are not permitted to be burnt, please review Michigan EGLE's rules on materials that are allowed to be burnt. Rules can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/air-quality/open-burning
-Small recreational fires (Less than 36" in diameter and height) are allowed without a Burn Permit.
-The purpose of the Burn Permit is to give advance notice to the Fire Department of the burn to avoid a false fire call should someone report the fire as an emergency.
-Should you burn without obtaining an approved Burn Permit and a emergency call is placed, you may be subjected to a fine of $250 for a false emergency fire call.
-There is no fee for a Burn Permit.
-Please be smart, attentive, responsible and safe when you are approved to proceed with your burn, so that you do not put yourself, your family or others at risk!
Galien Township Fire Department