City of Roseville, MI
Macomb County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Roseville 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 895 as Ch. 94 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHARTER REFERENCES
Fire Department - See Ch. 7, Sec. 7.10.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention - See Ch. 142.
Open burning of junk — See Ch. 179, § 179-8.

§ 94-1 Open burning prohibited; exceptions.

A. 
All open burning, such as burning weeds, brush, garbage, etc., shall be prohibited, except that burning under special conditions may be permitted, provided that such operations do not create a nuisance or hazard to health and that consideration shall be given to local weather conditions and related factors so as to avoid causing any nuisance or hazard to health, as follows:
[Amended 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1125]
(1) 
Campfires and fires used for outdoor cooking and other recreational purposes or ceremonial occasions may be allowed.
B. 
Any officer of the Fire Department or the Police Department, when made aware of any violation or complaint on burning, may order the extinguishment of any such fire or may proceed to have it extinguished by the Fire Department.
[Amended 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]
C. 
Any person burning shall be responsible for all damages caused by the fire so originated by him, her or them and shall be liable to the City for all costs which may be incurred in calling the Fire Department to extinguish such fire.
[Amended 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]
D. 
Any person openly burning under this chapter must be a minimum of 18 years old and shall be in attendance at the fire or burning at all times.
[Added 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]
E. 
All open burning shall require a continuous water source, for example, a garden hose, to be located within five feet of the burning site, fireplace, pit, chiminea or other apparatus in which the fire is contained.
[Added 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]
F. 
Any fire pit, chiminea, barrel, fireplace, or other apparatus or structure used to burn shall not be in excess of three feet in diameter.
[Added 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]

§ 94-2 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1125; 8-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1190]
Any violation of § 94-1 shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed $500 or 93 days imprisonment, or both.