What are the guidelines for open burning?
On December 4, 2006, the Auburn Hills City Council adopted a new Open Burning Policy which is now in effect. Days of burning are limited to:
Burning on these days of the week is allowed May 1 through May 31, and October 15 through November 30.
Further Open Burning information:
- Only those people who reside in a single family residence may burn. This does NOT include mobile homes.
- Burning is permitted from dawn to dusk.
- Only small quantities of leaves and brush may be burned. The burning of trash or waste is prohibited.
- Open burning is prohibited within 50 feet of any structure, in right-of-ways, or in roadways.
- An adult must be in attendance of the fire at all times and provide a method of extinguishments such as a garden hose and a metal rake or shovel.
- Please be considerate of your neighbors when burning. If we receive complaints about your fire creating excessive smoke, you may be asked to put it out.
How do I sign up for a First Aid/CPR class?
Can I have a grill at my apartment or condo?
We continue to receive questions regarding the use and storage of barbeque grills at apartments and condos.
The section of the fire code, adopted under Local Ordinance #865, dealing specifically with this subject is 308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices which prohibit the use of charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices on combustible balconies or within ten feet of combustible construction, except at one and two family dwellings (individual home or duplex), or where buildings and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system, or for LP-gas cooking devices having an LP-gas container with a water capacity of not greater and 2.5 pounds (nominal 1 pound LP-gas capacity).
Additionally, Section 307.4.3 prohibits the use of portable fireplaces within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material, except at one or two-family dwellings.
Does the fire department take sharp disposals?
We cannot accept sharps at any city facility, however, the City's waste collection service offers sharps disposal. Information is available through the following link: Sharps Disposal.
Where can I dispose of expired or unused prescription medication?
In the lobby of the Auburn Hills Public Safety Building, at 1899 N. Squirrel Rd, there is a drop box for unused prescription medication. Also medication must be placed in an unmarked ziploc-type bag. We do not accept sharps in this box. Please read more about the dropbox HERE.
Who do I call if my business is testing our fire alarm system?
If your tests are conducted during standard business hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, please call the Fire Department main line at 248-370-9461
If you are conducting tests outside of standard business hours, please call 248-370-9444
How many plans need to be submitted for inspection review?
Four complete plans are required for review. Please see more information about plan reviews on our Forms and Permits page under "Fire Suppression and Detection."
How do I apply for a bonfire permit?
The application for a bonfire permit can be found HERE
Who do I contact with a question about billing?
The Auburn Hills Fire Department has a third party company process the EMS billing. The company is called Mobile Health Resources (MHR). They can be reached at 1-800-903-0107. Their mailing address is PO Box 13247 Lansing, 48901-3247. If you have any questions about your bill, refunds, or billing statements, please reach out to Mobile Health Resources.