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.



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 your request. 



Start Open Burning Permit Application: 

STEP 1: Backyard Burning Checklist

Have you already finished your burning? 

Report Burn Completion and Cleanup