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Commerce Township Burning Permits

Burn permits may be obtained from any of the four Commerce Township Fire Stations. The fee for an annual burn permit is $5.00 (CASH ONLY ACCEPTED). The stations are not able to make change. 

Station 1: 1705 Commerce Road - 248-360-5441
Station 2: 9170 Commerce Road - 248-366-1346
Station 3: 2150 Welch Road - 248-624-5190
Station 4: 2401 Glengary Road - 248-560-0051

Burning of yard brush (NOT LEAVES) shall be permitted for residential use only, upon receipt of an Annual Burn Permit from the Commerce Township Fire Department, subject to the rules of this article. Burning Permit fee is $5.00.


When the Wind Speed is above 10 MPH
Within 50 feet of any structure
On property being developed for residential or business use
On any road way, right of way, or safety path


Flammable Liquids: Gasoline, kerosene, starter fluid, etc., shall NOT be used to ignite or enhance the burning process.

Burn Site and Emissions: The fire, smoke, or particle emissions shall NOT become offensive or objectionable to affected residents, create a nuisance or a hazard, or cause obstruction to the flow of traffic. Open burning will be prohibited and the fire immediately extinguished if, in the fire official’s opinion, it is offensive or objectionable or creates a potential for nuisance or hazard.

Attendance: Fires SHALL be attended at all times by a person 14 years of age or older until extinguished. Provisions to prevent the spread of fire toward any structure and on-site capabilities for immediate extinguishment, such as fire extinguishers, garden hoses, water barrels, sand, or dirt, SHALL be readily available.

Fire Size:

Piles shall NOT be larger than the following:
Commerce Township: 5 x 5 x 5 Feet
Wolverine Village: 3 x 3 x 3 Feet

Fire Materials:

The following materials can be burned:
Commerce Township: Brush Only – Must be from Burn Site (NO LEAVES)

Wolverine Village: Seasoned Firewood Only (NO LEAVES)

Burning Times:
Burning times shall be allowed as follows:

Commerce Township:

April 1st – October 31st

8 AM – 8 PM

November 1st – March 31st

8 AM – 5 PM

Wolverine Village:

April 1st – March 31st 8 AM – 2 AM
Maximum Burn Time Five Hours