Recreational Fire Permits

Recreational Fire Permits are available to purchase for $50. Permits are valid April 1 - March 31. We now offer three ways to apply and pay: online, mail, and in person.
Apply and pay online (Beginning March 9): 



To renew your permit by mail complete, sign, print and return the Recreational Fire Permit Application 
along with the fee of $50. Make check or money order payable to City of Lansing and mail to: 

LFD - Administration Office
120 E. Shiawassee St. 
Lansing, MI 4893

In Person - Currently Unavailable Due to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Permits can also be purchased in person on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at:

LFD - Administration Office
120 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 4893

Permit Requirements

  • Burning Hours:
    • Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
    • Friday 5 p.m. -  12 a.m. (midnight)
    • Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. (midnight)
    •  Good Friday | Memorial Day | Independence Day | Labor Day | Thanksgiving | Christmas Eve | Christmas | New Year's Eve | New Year's Day | ML King Jr. Day 8 a.m. - 12 a.m (midnight)
  • Burning of brush, leaves, grass or trash is strictly prohibited
  • Burning of building material or non-wood items is strictly prohibited
  • The fire must be continuously attended
  • 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
  • Permit is strictly for recreational purposes only
  • A water source must be readily available

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