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Burn Permits

Recreational Burn Permits are now available to purchase for $50. Permit is valid April 1 – March 31.

We now offer 3 easy ways to apply and pay: ONLINE, MAIL, IN-PERSON

Apply and pay online by clicking on the Burn Permit Online Application link at the bottom of this page. Scroll to the bottom of the application click on the button to apply and pay online.  

To renew your permit by mail please complete, sign and return the application form, along with the fee of $50.00. Make check or money order payable to City of Lansing and mail to: Fire Marshal Office 316 N. Capital Ave. Ste. C-2, Lansing, MI 48933.  
Permits can also be purchased in person at the Fire Marshal office now located at: 316 N. Capital Ave. Ste. C-2, Lansing MI 48933 on weekdays from 8am – 4pm.

Please remember the following requirements when applying for the Recreational Burn Permit:

  • Burning is allowed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight) and the following holidays during the week (Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day,)
  • Permit is strictly for recreational purposes only
  • Burning of building material or non-wood items is strictly prohibited
  • Burning of brush, leaves, grass or trash is strictly prohibited
  • The fire must be continuously attended
  • A water source must be readily available
  • Fires in approved containers are required to be at least 15 feet from any structure
  • Fires in an in-ground pit are required to be 25 feet from any structure
  • The Lansing Fire Department reserves the right to revoke any Recreational Burn Permit for violation of any of the above regulations and or Fire Code

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 517-483-4087 or 517-483-4200.

Fire Marshal Office

Randy Talifarro
Fire Chief
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.