Open Burn Permits Suspended
In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning have been suspended across the state for the foreseeable future. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the order Monday, aimed at further protecting public health and safety. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2832e7c
If you currently have an active burn permit with the Fire Department, it has been cancelled effective immediately. Burning yard debris is the top cause of wildfires in Michigan. Suspending burn permits reduces the potential for wildfires, and makes sure trained personnel and equipment are available to assist with COVID-19 response as needed. Once this burn ban is lifted, you will need to request a new permit at www.plainfieldmi.org. Residents are encouraged to frequently check the website to see when restrictions are lifted.
Please note that recreational fires are still allowed and do not require a burn permit.