Open Burn Information

Homeowners may conduct open burning with the following stipulations.

Burn Types Allowed

  • Bonfire - An outdoor fire for ceremonial purposes
  • Recreational Fire - An outdoor fire utilized to cook food for human consumption


Open burning must adhere to the following:

  • No closer than 50 feet from any structure or 15 feet if in an approved container
  • Constantly attended until fire is extinguished
  • Not utilized for waste disposal purposes
  • Uses fuel consisting of only seasoned dry firewood
  • Accompanied with water for extinguishing purposes in portable fire extinguishers, buckets, barrels, or garden hoses
  • Protected from spreading fire to foliage, ground cover, landscaping materials, and trees
  • No larger than 3 feet wide by 3 feet high

The fire must cease and be extinguished if any type of complaint is lodged to the Livonia Police and/or Fire Department about the open burning.