Individuals wishing to set an open air fire other than cooking fires and campfires must obtain approval from the Fire Chief in the form of a burn permit. A burn permit outlines specific requirements, restrictions and guidelines the applicant must adhere to when conducting an open air fire. Burn permits are issued for rural areas only.
Apply through the Municipal Office to obtain a burn permit. The fee is $50 which covers you for the year. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or debit at the office or by e-transfer to email@example.com. If paying by e-transfer, ensure to include in the "note" section that it is for a burn permit and your address.
All fires must be attended at all times by a responsible person. At the completion of the burn the fire must be completely extinguished and the burn site made safe before it is left unattended.
Burning is prohibited at any location where there is a reasonable probability of fire spreading to a building, structure, grass or other combustible vegetation or material. Burning is prohibited and all Burn Permits are automatically suspended when there is a smog advisory or alert issued by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy or when the Fire Chief, or designate issues a Ban on any or all Open-Air Fires.
We do not allow the use of burn barrels.