The City of Ferndale's Open Burning Ordinance allows for backyard fires with a permit. Residents must apply for a burning permit and pay a one-time $25 fee (the burning permit is nontransferable for persons or property). If you’re interested in this program, complete and submit the permit application. Permits will be issued by the Fire Department at Fire Station 1.
For additional questions, please contact:
Ferndale Fire Marshal
248-546-4131 exit. 302
The City of Ferndale follows a stricter ordinance than the State for fireworks usage. In 2019, City Council voted to reduce the number of days fireworks can be used in Ferndale from 30 to 12. On the following days, fireworks may be used in the City of Ferndale after 11 a.m.:
Fireworks, firecrackers, and noisemakers are only allowed during the dates and times mentioned above. Use of these items outside the legally-allowed timeframes are considered a violation of ordinance and could result in a civil infraction. A violation of the ordinance—using fireworks outside of the legally-allowed timeframes listed above—will be investigated by the Ferndale Police Department and can result in a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of $1,000 for each violation. If you experience an issue with fireworks in Ferndale on non-sanctioned days or after midnight (1:00 a.m. on December 31), you can report it by phoning Ferndale Police Department non-emergency at 248-541-3650.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.