Open BurningThe Grandville City Council recently amended the open burning ordinance to allow for recreational fires under the following conditions:
- The fire must be in a container, utensil or device designed and intended for cooking or recreational fires. The container should be no larger than 48 inches in diameter.
- Fires must be at least 15 feet away from any structure and 10 feet from any lot line. Structures include garages, decks, sheds, or gazebos.
- An adult, (18 years or older) is required to be present on the premises during the entire duration of the fire.
- Only firewood (untreated, solid, dry wood) or charcoal may be burned. Burning of waste, leaves, brush, or other materials is strictly prohibited.
- No burning is allowed between the hours of 12:00 AM (midnight) and 8:00 AM.
- No fires may be held on declared Ozone Action Days.
Even if the above conditions are met, you may be ordered to extinguish your fire if it is deemed to be a nuisance, hazard, or risk to public safety by fire or police department personnel.
Please be respectful of your neighbors, especially those who may suffer from health problems, when planning an outdoor fire.
If you have any questions about outdoor burning, please contact the Fire Department at 616-530-6211.