Can someone have a campfire in their yard?
Yes. However, recreational fires, such as a campfire, shall not be within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material unless contained in a barbecue pit or charcoal/gas grills or outdoor fireplace. For more information, please see Gen. Ord. No. 324, BURNING ORDINANCE, Section VI, 256.060.
Do I need a Burning Permit to burn yard waste?
Yes. A permit can be obtained by calling the Oshtemo Township Fire Department at 269-375-0487 or by filling out an application online (Online Burning Permit App). For more information on safety requirements, please see Gen. Ord. No. 324, Burning Ordinance, Section V, 256.050 – Open Burning.
Can I have a barbecue pit, charcoal grill or outdoor fireplace on my apartment balcony or deck?
BBQ pits, charcoal grills and outdoor fireplaces are prohibited above ground level of any multifamily apartment, within the structure or on any balcony or deck. If your apartment complex allows BBQ pits, charcoal grills or outdoor fireplaces on premises, they must be on the ground and not be located within ten (10) feet of combustible walls or roofs or other combustible material. Please note that your lease may prohibit use of any grill/fire pit on the property. Portable fire extinguishers shall be readily available. *Note: Gas grills are permitted. (See http://online.encodeplus.com/regs/oshtemo-mi/doc-viewer.aspx#secid-712 BURNING ORDINANCE, SECTION VII 256.070 - BARBECUE PITS AND CHARCOAL OR GAS GRILLS and SECTION VIII 256.080 - OUTDOOR BARBECUE PITS, CHARCOAL GRILLS AND OUTDOOR FIREPLACES.)