DNR Announce New Burn Permit Call System - Northern Michigan's News Leader

DNR Announce New Burn Permit Call System

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that there will be a new burn permit call system.

Residents in the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula who call the DNR's toll-free number to check if burn permits are being issued, will be connected to a new, automated, interactive voice-recognition system.

"The new system will speed up the permit process, yet continue to provide users the guidance needed to complete their burns safely," said Bill O'Neil, chief of the DNR's Forest Resources Division. "The saving from this switch allows us to channel much needed funding into programs that are necessary to keep our forests healthy, viable and attractive to residents and visitors alike. We'd like to thank those who loyally use our online and telephone burn permit systems to ensure they are conducting safe burns."

For more information on wildlife prevention, burn permits and fire preparedness, visit the link to the left of the story.

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