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 11-2018
Recreational Burning Permit Application

Submitting New Applications

There are a couple of ways to apply for a burning permit:

Come to the Township Offices during regular business hours and fill out an application, OR

Download an application here and return the completed permit to the Township Offices at:

  • Fax (517) 641-4170
  • Email: info@bathtownship us
  • Drop Box There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next to the Township Office entrance.

Activating Existing Permits

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.

Fire Department

Dave Snider, Fire Chief

Ben Zeeb, Assistant 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.