NOTICE: Permits MUST be issued before actual burning.
Types of Permits:
1: Home Owner Permits: can only be issued during the months of December, January and February, and as long as there is no violation of the ordinance.
* Residents do not need a permit to use their burning barrels.
* Residents do not need a permit for cooking food over a campfire.
2: Agriculture Permits: can be issued at any time as long as all provisions of the ordinance are followed. Agriculture permits can only be issued for an Ongoing Farm Operation. Agricultural Zoned Land does not qualify for a permit if it is not being farmed. We encourage agricultural burning be done during the months of December, January and February, although they may burn at anytime as long as there is no violation of the ordinance.
3: Recreational (Bonfire) Permits: can be issued at anytime as long as there is no violation of the ordinance.
* Permit valid for up to four (4) consecutive days starting on the stated intended day of burn. NO PERMITS may be issued more than three (3) days in advance.
* An approved paper copy must be on hand during burning. Failure to comply with burn permit rules, you may be subject to a civil infraction as described in Ordinance 1996-2 amended with Ordinance 1997-9.
How to get one:
- Walk in permits are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours, 8am to 5pm.
2: Electronic Submission
- Electronic permits may be filled out any time.
- ALL PERMITS submitted electronically MUST be signed by the Fire Chief or his designee, and then sent back to you from the fire department by email BEFORE you burn.
- If you would like a permit for holidays and weekends, the form must be completed by 3:00pm on the Friday before.
* Burn Permit forms may be printed or filled out electronically and emailed to Allendale Fire Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Call Mike Keefe, Fire Chief, at 895-6295 ext. 30 for additional information