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Youth Cadet Program Update
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Youth Cadet Program this fall, starting on Tuesday, September 1st. Teenagers aged 14-19 are welcome to join for hands-on experience training with our firefighters. Please see our EVENTS page for more details! 


Bonfire Permit Update
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The City of Auburn Hills will now resume issuing bonfire permits. The permits will be issued once a Fire Inspector has approved the resident application or renewal inquiry. Please download your bonfire application HERE and email your application to fireprevention@auburnhills.org, the "submit" button on the form may not work depending on your computer/applications.

Please note: Bonfire Permits do not include open burning of brush, yard waste, construction materials, or rubbish. Other permit policy rules are as follows:

  • Bonfire must be 50 feet from any structure.
  • Bonfire shall not be greater than 4 feet x 4 feet in dimension.
  • Bonfire shall not burn longer than 3 hours.
  • Only seasoned fire wood may be burned for a bonfire. No burning of palettes, treated wood, brush, construction materials or rubbish is allowed at any time.
  • A garden hose must be available at the site of the bonfire at all times.
  • A rake or shovel must be available at bonfire site at all times.
  • A competent adult must be in attendance of the bonfire at all times.
  • Bonfire may be terminated by a police or fire department official if a neighbor finds the smoke offensive and complains.
  • A copy of this permit shall be presented at request of a police of fire representative or the bonfire shall be extinguished.
  • This permit is only valid until December 31st of the year in which it was issued. The resident must request a new permit each year.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (248) 370-9461.


Leaf Burning

The burning of leaves and brush are allowed during specific time frames twice a year. 

  • Spring Burning: May 1st through May 31st
  • Fall Burning: October 15th through November 30th
Burning during the above timeframes is allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Only people residing in single-family occupancies are allowed to burn leaves and brush; any mobile homes, commercial properties, and multiple family dwellings are not allowed to burn. All fires must be fully extinguished by dark and still be at least 50 feet from any structure, right of way, or roadways. Only small quantities of leaves and brush may be burned at one time, the burning of logs or man made materials is prohibited. An adult must be present and keep watch over the fire at all times, while also having a method of extinguishment avaliable (hose and rake/shovel). 

Please be considerate of your surroundings and your neighbors when burning; if the fire is causing large amounts of nusiance smoke, it must be extinguished. If a resident is found in violation of this policy/ordinance, a citation and fine may be issued.

For more information on the Open Burn Policy, please click here.