Recreational Burning

On summer evenings, a backyard campfire is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Spending an evening by a crackling fire under a starry sky is one of the pleasures of summer. In the City of Lansing having a campfire in your backyard requires a Recreational Fire Permit. The City of Lansing Codified Ordinance (Open Burning and Recreational Fires Sec 307) defines the type of fire pit permitted, location, and size of fuel product used.