May 2018 – Burn Permits

Recreational campfires are illegal within the City of Negaunee unless an approved Burn Permit was issued by the Negaunee Fire Department. These permits are relatively easy to obtain, but advance planning is needed.

One-year, recreational campfire permits are issued at the Utility Billing/City Treasurer’s office in the Negaunee City Hall. The cost of the permit is $10.

It is important that everyone understands the issuance of a burn permit does not remove any civil liability of the permit holder. The individual responsible for the fire is civilly liable for any damage caused by the fire as well as the smoke produced. If the fire or those around your fire cause a disturbance, your permit will be revoked and the fire extinguished.

Individuals are only permitted to burn clean firewood. No building materials, lumber or synthetic materials of any kind are permitted to be burned. Burning of any material other than clean firewood is prohibited by local ordinance.

Lastly, it is important to consider wind direction and the proximity of neighboring homes before lighting your fire. Be mindful of others in the area by reminding those enjoying the evening around your fire to keep their voices down.

A list of all rules dealing with recreation burning within the city is available at Negaunee City Hall.