Burn Permit Information


Burn Permits are required for OPEN burns within the Kimball Township Fire Department’s jurisdiction.  Our jurisdiction includes Kimball Township and portions of both Clyde and Saint Clair Townships. 

All OPEN burning shall be conducted in a safe and nuisance free manner. 

You are responsible for your own fire. 

Ordinance No. 168-B Outdoor and Open Burning Ordinance applies to burns within our jurisdiction.


The following list represents a general overview of the Outdoor and Open Burning Ordinance 168-B, and addresses most frequently asked questions.  You may, at any time, request a complete copy of the applicable ordinance from the Kimball Township Office at 2160 Wadhams Road in Kimball, MI.  If you have any questions you may also contact the Kimball Township Fire Department at 810-982-9461.

  1.  Open Burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person at least 18 years of age.

  2. Campfire means a small outdoor fire intended for ceremonial purposes, recreation, or cooking, at a size not to exceed four (4) feet wide, by 4 (four) feet deep, by four (4) feet high.

  3. Burning of yard waste, including but not limited to trees, logs, brush, stumps, leaves, and grass clippings, are allowed with a burning permit and must be further than fourteen hundred (1,400) feet from the borders of Port Huron and Marysville, during daylight hours only.

  4. There shall be no open burning allowed on October 30 or October 31st.

  5. There shall be no open burning with one thousand (1,000) feet of any school while the school is in session.

  6. Burning of yard waste shall be conducted only on the property on which the materials were generated.

  7. Open burning shall be conducted at least twenty-five (25) feet from the nearest building which is not on the same property, from any combustible material, combustible wall or partition, exterior window opening, exit access, or exit.  This includes barbecues, gas and charcoal grills used for cooking.

  8. No open burning in or upon any street, curb, gutter, sidewalk or ditch is allowed.

  9. No open burning when an “Air Quality Action Day” has been declared.

  10. No open burning shall be undertaken when a burn ban is in effect.

  11. No burning of hazardous substances, plastics, tires, commercial or residential trash, flammable liquids, treated, glued, or painted wood products at any times.

  12. The Fire Chief; his or her Designee, representing the Township of Kimball, may inspect any property for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of Ordinance Number 168-C at any time.

Anyone who violates any of the provisions of Ordinance Number 168-C, or fails to comply with a duly authorized order issued pursuant to this ordinance, shall be deemed responsible of a municipal civil infraction.  The violator shall pay costs which may include all expenses, direct and indirect, that the Township of Kimball has incurred in connection with the municipal infraction.  In addition, the Township may revoke a permit issued of this ordinance, and/or may refuse issuance, or may refuse the individual another permit hereunder


To request a Kimball Township burn permit ONLINE please visit the Kimball Township website by clicking HERE

DOWNLOAD:  Burning Ordinance (Full Version of 168-B)

DOWNLOAD:  Burning Ordinance (FAQ)

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