Burning Information and Open Burning Permit Application

  • No Burning During High Danger Rating or Campfire Bans

  • For all fires, the smoke control/venting index must be consulted. There is to be no burning unless the venting index is "good" on the day of the burn.

  • There is to be no burning of trash or other toxic materials. Also no burning of materials from off site (burn materials from other locations).

  • For the forms required or any questions, please contact the Fire Department.

 Fire Categories: Do I need a permit?

Category 1: 
Campfire.  Must be less than 0.5m X 0.5m, hand piled.

Permit not required.


Category 2:
Backyard.  Must be less than 3m X 3m X 2m.


Permit required,  Material cannot exceed 4 inches or 10 centimetres in diameter ! Please give fire department 48 to 72 hrs to process permit !!!


Category 3:
Land Clearing and Resource Management. Larger than 3m diameter.


Permit required, always.  Burn Registration Number required.  Call 1-888-797-1717 or Refer to Open Fire Regulations,   Material can not exceed 19 inches or 48 centimetres !Please allow time for fire department to process !!


Open Burning Permit Application     


Step 1: Backyard Burning Checklist