You are responsible for fire, smoke, or odors created from open burning … and for damage that results from your fire.
Learn what can and cannot be legally burned in the State of Michigan.
Please see the Burn Permits TAB below for more information.
The Bath Charter Township Fire Department provides volunteer/paid-on-call fire services and emergency medical services to the Bath Community. Our Department is comprised of a full-time Fire Chief and up to 30 firefighters.
The Bath Township Fire Department is located at 5633 Drumheller Road in Bath. This station was constructed in 2001 and is 9,987 square feet. It is a fully sprinkled building and houses our equipment, which includes: one command car, two rescues, three engines, one water tanker, one light and air, two brush trucks, one boat, a trailer, and one ORV.
Any burning in Bath Charter Township requires a burning permit.
Carefully read the Burning Permit Regulations before applying for a permit.
Burning Permit Regulations
Open Burning Permit Application
Recreational Burning Permit Application
Open Burning Regulations in Michigan
A Resource from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
There are a couple of ways to apply for a burning permit:
If you already have a burning permit:
A three (3) day permit will be issued under an approved application by contacting the Township Burning Permit phone line at (517) 641-6619.
Weekend permits must be called in by 4:00 pm on Friday (or the previous work day if that Friday is a Holiday) to be considered activated.
Please leave your name, phone number and permit number on the answering machine.
The permit is automatically issued upon confirmation that the request has been made by person authorized to do so the annual burning permit application.
County-Wide Emergency Notification System (Clinton County)
CodeRED is a high-speed mass notification system used to alert the citizens of Clinton County in the event of an impending or actual emergency in Clinton County. CodeRED is one of three systems used in Clinton County to alert the citizens, the other two being the outdoor warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System.
Because of the unforeseen nature of some large-scale emergencies, no one can fully guarantee that you will receive a notification every time. Please keep yourself informed by continuing to monitor other public safety warning and information systems (such as television and radio) whenever possible.
Please visit the Clinton County’s Sheriff’s Office for more information or to sign up for CodeRED.
Emergency reflective house number signs assist emergency personnel in locating your residence in the event of an emergency.
For more information, contact Don Fuller at the Bath Township Fire Department.
Dave Snider, Fire Chief
Hours vary. Please call for an appointment.
Bath Township Fire Department
5633 Drumheller Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, MI 48808
Phone: (517) 641-7811
Fax: (517) 641-6930
Clinton County Central Dispatch (911)
9-1-1 is for Emergencies & Non-Emergencies in Clinton County, and (989) 224-6792 for calls from outside Clinton County.