Recreational Fire Permits

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Recreational Fire Permits are available to purchase for $50. Permit is valid April 1 - March 31. We now offer three easy ways to apply and pay: online, mail, and in person.
 Apply and pay online (Beginning March 8):


To renew your permit by mail please complete, sign, print and return the Recreational Fire Permit Application 
along with the fee of $50. Make check or money order payable to City of Lansing and mail to: 
LFD - Administration Office
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 4893

In Person

Permits can also be purchased in person on weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at:
LFD - Administration Office
120 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 4893

Permit Requirements

Please remember the following requirements when applying for the Recr
eational Burn Permit:
  • Burning is allowed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5 p.m. - Midnight and the following holidays during the week: Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, ML King Jr. day
  • Burning of brush, leaves, grass or trash is strictly prohibited.
  • Burning of building material or non-wood items is strictly prohibited.
  • The fire must be continuously attended.
  • Fires in approved containers are required to be at least 15 feet from any structure.
  • Fires in an in-ground pit are required to be 25 feet from any structure.
  • The Lansing Fire Department reserves the right to revoke any Recreational Burn Permit for violation of any of the above regulations and or Fire Code.
  • Permit is strictly for recreational purposes only.
  • A water source must be readily available.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 517-483-4200.

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