Burning is allowed for brush, grass and leaves. No other burning is allowed (such as construction grade materials, trash or plastics, as the smoke from these are hazardous to breath). Permits are free and can be denied if it is so dry that there is a statewide burning ban in place or it is too windy.You are required to call on the day that you would like to burn. No permit is required for a recreational fire.
DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
EAST OF JOHNSON ROAD - IONIA PUBLIC SAFETY
To obtain a burning permit please call 616-527-4431 during regular business hours or after hours call 616-527-0400.
WEST OF JOHNSON ROAD - SARANAC FIRE DEPARTMENT
To obtain a burning permit please call 616-642-6000 from Monday thru Friday from 7 AM till 3:30 PM.