Burn Permits

Emergency : Call 911

Non-emergency :  Call 1 248 858 4911
Serving the Charter Township and Village of Oxford

EACH TIME YOU WISH TO BURN, PLEASE CALL (248) 628-3870

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Burn Permits

  • General Burning Permits are issued for property over one acre in size. General Burning season for brush is from Oct. 1st thru April 30th. ALL GENERAL BURNING OF BRUSH MUST BE EXTINGUISHED BY DARK.

  • Campfire Permits are issued for property (outside of Village) under one acre in size or with lakefront open acreage and are valid year round for recreational purposes. They are limited in size to 4 ft in diameter x 2 ft in height.

  • Enclosed Fireplace Permits : In the Village of Oxford, permits are issued for the use of an enclosed fireplace or chimnea ONLY. THERE IS NO GENERAL OR CAMPFIRE BURNING WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF OXFORD LIMITS PER VILLAGE ORDINANCE.

  1. Burning of leaves is prohibited at any time
  2. Burning of any material other than tree cuttings and brush is prohibited.
  3. Do not use gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, or any other flammable or combustible liquid to start your fire
  4. All fires must be tended by an adult. NO UNATTENDED BURNING ALLOWED.
  5. You must provide adequate FIRE CONTROL measures.
  6. Burning must be located at least 50 ft from any structure or lot line and must not be under any overhead wires.
  7. You are responsible for any damage which your fire may cause.
  8. Permits are valid until December 31st of each calendar year. Please contact the Fire Department for renewal instructions.
  9. NO BURNING IN WIND OVER 15 MPH. FIRE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND ALL BURNING DURING WINDY CONDITIONS.

FAILURE TO CALL COULD RESULT IN REVOCATION OF PERMIT, THE ISSUANCE OF A CITATION, AND COULD INCUR A FEE OF UP TO $500 FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONSE.

For Commercial/Industrial Property Burn Permits, please contact the Fire Chief

 

BURN PERMIT SYSTEM:

All burn permits are linked to your address. Anyone wishing to burn will need to have a valid burn permit to use our automated system.  If you do not have a valid permit, and would like to renew an existing one, please call the Fire Station between 10am and 2pm Monday – Friday on 248 969 9483.  If you would like to obtain a new burn permit, please present your valid ID (with address) at the Fire Station at 96 N Washington, during office hours.

The same burning rules apply, with regard to when, how, what and where you may burn. Each time you burn, please call 248 628 3870 and follow the prompts. Be prepared to hear a recorded message confirming your name and/or address (it detects this from the caller id of the phone number dialing in). If you would like to burn you simply press “1”. For all other inquiries, please call the office line 248 969 9483 during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.