Community Development Department -  2074 Aurelius Road, Holt MI  48842 - (517) 694-8281 - email

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Delhi Charter Township Community Development Department

Recreational Burning

The Delhi Township Fire Department wants to do everything within our power to help insure that your recreational burning experience is a safe, happy one for everyone involved.

With that wish in mind, we want to provide the following tips:

  • Only well-seasoned wood or charcoal should be burned

  • Never leave the open fire unattended.  State of Michigan law requires that all open fires must be attended at all times.

  • Always have a water supply and shovel nearby.

  • Use water to extinguish the fire.  Keep adding water and stirring the ashes until no additional hot spots are found.

  • Never use soil to extinguish a fire.  Soil alone may not extinguish a fire, but may simply insulate it and allow it to escape later.

  • The permit issued to you is for a specific burning utensil.  If the utensil is changed, a new permit is required.  There is no charge for the permit.

  • A permit is required for any open fire.

  • No yard wastes may be burned.

Delhi Township Ordinance 70.9 - Recreational Burning

Ordinance Requirements

  • Cooking fires are not regulated

  • Annual permit is required - phone 517-694-8281

  • Fire must be 25 feet  from any combustibles

  • Flame height maximum 24 inches

  • Fire base maximum 36 inches in diameter

  • No brush, leaves or debris

  • Fire must be extinguished by midnight

  • Water supply must be nearby

  • Fire must be attended at all times

  • Extinguishment is required if wind is over 10 mph

  • Fire department may require extinguishment if fire is causing a nuisance to persons

  • New permit is required for each burning utensil

Have a great time!

Community Development Contact Information

Delhi Township Community Development Dept.

2074 Aurelius Rd.
Holt MI  48842

phone: 517-694-8281

fax: 517-694-1289

Office hours:  M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This page was updated January 26, 2017