Open air fire ban in effect. Updated: 2021-06-10 

 

Before igniting any fire, residents are required to obtain a burning permit.

How to obtain a burning permit

Permits are available:

  1. Online (please note, you will receive your permit 1 day after the application and payment is processed)
  2. From the Municipal Office
Types of permits
PermitsRecreational burning permitOpen-Air burning permit

Size of fires:

Fire pits shall be no larger than 76.2 cm (30 inches) by 76.2 cm (30 inches) in size by 61 cm (24 inches) in height

The size of any pile of material to be burned shall not exceed 1.36 sq. metre (14.64 sq. ft.) in area and 1 metre (3.28 ft) in height unless written approval is received from the Chief Fire Official or designate

Valid for:

1 year (Jan to Dec)

10 days

Cost:

$10.00 / year

$20.00 / year

Additional notes:

After the application and payment has been successfully received, you will obtain your permit via email in 1 day.

Additional 10-day Open Air Burning Permits can be submitted within the same calendar year for the same property. There is no charge for additional permits.

 Apply Online:

Apply for a Recreation Burning Permit Online

Apply for an Open Air Burning Permit Online

Open air fire ban in effect. Permits are not being issued at this time.

Burning inspections

Burning inspections can be accommodated upon request should you wish to burn larger than a bush pile. Please contact the Fire Chief to coordinate an inspection. Inspections are $25.00 each time.

Burning policy for tenants

If you are a tenant looking to apply for a burning permit, this form must be filled out and signed by the property owner. Once you have the completed form, you may proceed to applying for a Recreational Burning Permit online. You will be required to upload the completed Property Owner's Permission to Burn Form as part of this application. Once we have received the application, we will review it for approval.

Download the Property Owner's Permission to Burn Form

Complete the Tenant's Recreational Burning Permit

Fire bans/restrictions in effect

There is currently an open-air fire ban in effect.

Burning rules

  1. No material other than commercially produced charcoal, briquettes or clean, dry seasoned wood may be burned.
  2. Recreational fire pits shall be no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches in size by 24 inches in height.
  3. The dimension of the fuel being burnt shall not be greater than the size of the container or pit at all times. 
  4. A Recreation Fire Pit shall be confined to a location that provides for a minimum distance off 10 feet from adjacent properties. 
  5. Recreational Fires shall be confined to an area that is a minimum of 15 feet horizontally from any combustible structure, combustible vegetation, or accumulation of combustible materials (i.e. overhead tree branches).
  6. An effective method of extinguishing the fire shall be at the site of the burning and be immediately available for use (i.e. source of water).
  7. Recreational Fires shall be attended, controlled, and supervised at all times by a Responsible Person and shall be completely extinguished before the fire site is vacated.
  8. The smoke or other emissions from the fire shall not travel to a neighbouring property to such an extent or degree that it may cause discomfort to persons, loss of enjoyment, or normal use of the property. The smoke or other emissions from the fire shall not travel to a neighbouring property to such an extent or degree that, in the opinion of the Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer, it may cause discomfort to persons, loss of enjoyment or normal use of the property, interference with normal conduction of business, or damage to property.
  9. The smoke or other emissions from the Fire shall not travel across any public roadway to the extent or degree that, in the opinion of the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, it may cause a public safety hazard to any person travelling on the roadway.