City Of Grand Rapids Announces Guidelines For Bonfires [Video]
A few weeks ago The City of Grand Rapids passed a new ordinance allowing recreational bonfires inside the city limits. Applications for bonfire permits will be available on September 22nd via an online form. The application fee will be $50, payable to the city, and the permit will last one year if approved.
Here are a few of the more notable bits information about the ordinance:
- Annual Permit Cost: $50 with a renewing fee of $10
- Permits are good for 1 year
- Neighbors (2 lots in all directions), landlords, and other tenants will be notified, and must approve, of an application for a permit.
- Minimum 5,000 square foot lot size required
- Fire must be 20 feet from any structure or combustible material, any lot line, roadway, alleyway, or fence
- Fire must be 15 feet from any overhead line
- Burning is allowed between 7 AM and 10 PM
For more information and restrictions, check the city's FAQ.