Obtaining Annual Burn Pit Permits

Outdoor burning pits ARE allowed within the City limits. This type of burn permit is issued by the City's Fire Chief and only needs to be obtained on an annual basis. This permit does require an inspection by the Fire Chief and must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Annual permits can only be issued for areas shown on the map below
  • Burning pits can be no more than 36 inches wide at a minimum depth of not less than 8 inches.
  • Burning pits can not be closer than 25 feet from any structure.
  • Pits must have a barrier or ring constructed of material such as stone, brick, rock, earth, or other nonflammable material
  • Annual permits may be revoked in the event of misuse or noncompliance with regulations
  • For more information or to schedule an inspection, please call 989-823-8517
Area where the City of Vassar can issue burning permits