City of Three Rivers Fire Department

333 W. Michigan Avenue

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Emergency call   911


Fax: 269-278-6808


April 1, 2014



Lockport Township Burn Permits Not Required


With the transition to fire protection coverage from the City of Three Rivers Fire Department, it will NO LONGER BE NECESSARY  for Lockport Township residents to call in for a burn permit. Since Lockport Township residents will no longer be charged for a fire response, the permit process is no longer necessary.

Please contact the Three Rivers Fire Department if you have any questions on what you are burning . They can help guide you to proper burning.


   Residents are reminded that Public Act 102 of 2012 was signed into law on April 19, 2012, prohibiting the open burning of household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. The burning of these household trash items pose a danger to human health and the environment. The changes took effect on October 16 and contain penalty provisions, which may be enforced by local units of government, should a local ordinance not exist.

Residents are also reminded to be responsible with open burning of leaves and brush. Fires should be supervised until extinguished, and weather conditions should be taken into consideration before starting an open burn. Refrain from burning during dry conditions.