As of 12-21-2017, the open burning of brush, yard waste, leaves etc. is NOT permitted in Commerce Twp. Actual “BurnPermits” are no longer issued by the Fire Department. Residents may enjoy a small “Recreational” fire (campfire). NO PERMIT IS REQUIRED for a “Recreational” fire.

What that means to Commerce and Wolverine citizens.

A small recreational fire is legal under the following conditions:

  • Burning of fire wood only
  • Size of fire can be no greater than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high
  • Fire can at no time create a fire hazard
  • No flammable liquids can be used
  • Fire must be constantly attended with a means of extinguishing readily available
  • Fires that are in a container meant for the purpose of having a fire can be no closer than 15 feet from a structure
  • Uncontained campfires can be no closer than 25 feet from a structure

Brush, leaves, rubbish and yard waste is illegal to burn and should be bagged up and recycled at the curbside.