The property owner is the only person who can obtain a burn permit.
If another person needs to get a permit (i.e. renter, etc.), they need to have the owner obtain the permit and provide it to the renter.
If there is an extenuating situation where a person needs a permit and is not the owner, please contact the fire department to give the specifics about the situation. At that time, the fire department administration staff will advise if there is a way for you to get a permit or not.
Permits can only be issued to the landowner for properties where there is sufficient property to be able to burn under the conditions set out in the current open-air burning by-law 2022-50 (maintaining 150 metres (500 feet) from any building).
The only materials able to be burned with a burn permit are wood and wood by-products.
A landowner may be subject to fees and fines, if open air/outdoor burning is found to be being conducted under any of the following conditions:
- without a permit,
- not following the requirements of the current burning by-law,
- using a burn barrel, or
- burning waste and/or garbage or other products not permitted by the burning by-law.
Burn permits are not required for campfires or recreational fires.