Due to COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is not currently issuing any burning permits.
Click on link for more information on DNR services and restrictions due to the Governor’s Executive Order as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79770_98458—,00.html
Burn Permit Application
Burn permits are obtained on an honor system: When you submit this application, you receive an automatic email granting you permission to burn and all local agencies that monitor lawful burning are notified. It is assumed that you will abide by the rules outlined in the Gerrish burning ordinance, and that you will visit the Michigan DNR’s website to confirm the county in which you’ll be burning has permission to burn that day.
Review the Burning Ordinance here:
Please note: If you proceed to burn without lawfully abiding by the ordinance and the terms you agreed to in this application, you can still be fined and punished by law. even with the permit.