Monday, May 01, 2017
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Fire Department FAQs

Question:

Can leaves and grass clippings be burned in the Township?

Answer:

No, the Township does not allow burning of leaves or grass clippings even if you have a burning permit.  The Township has designated dates set for leaf drop-off at various locations throughout the Township.  (Location's will be published in the Holland Sentinel or you can pick up a pamphlet at the Township Office)

Question:

Who needs a burning permit and how can I get one?

Answer:

Anyone who wants to burn branches and/or brush needs to have a burning permit.  Permits can be obtained by calling the Township Office at 395-0196, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Permits are issued for up to three days, contingent on weather conditions.

Question:

Are Burn Barrels legal?

Answer:

No.  Holland Charter Township officially adopted a burning ordinance on May 15, 2008 and effective June 1, 2008 that states open burning of refuse in burn barrels is prohibited.

Question:

Who do I call with a burning complaint or questions?

Answer:

Complaints residents may have should be made to 1-800-249-0911. Contact the Township Office at 395-0196 with any questions.

Question:

Is open burning allowed year-round?

Answer:

No. Open burning requiring a burning permit is not allowed the following months: May, June, July and August.

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