FAQs About Fire Permits

FAQ's about Fire Permits

Do I have to own the property?

Yes. If you do not own the property on which you wish to burn, you must have your landlord complete a Landlord Permission Statement. This form can be obtained by the following downloading PermissiontoBurn.pdf

Is my fire pit approved?

A covered pit bought from a retailer such as Canadian Tire or Home Depot is an approved fire pit (Chimenea). *FIRE PITS MUST NEVER BE SET UP ON A WOODEN DECK OR PATIO*. Any homemade or makeshift pits must be inspected prior to the issue of the permit.

What can I burn?

Only clean wood, such as small logs and twigs may be burned. YOU CAN NOT BURN: Garbage, grass, pressure treated, wood, leaves, leaves, screws, other metal, plastic or accelerant (i.e. gasoline, lighter fluid).  A residential fire permit does not permit you to burn your lawn at any time.

What times can I burn?

Burning is permitted between the hours of 7pm and 12am (midnight).  For Residential, it is recommended that you limit burning to weekends.

What happens if my neighbour complains?

Burning in built-up areas (determined by the fire department) is a privilege.  Please respect your neighbours and follow all guidelines and recommendations noted on your permit.

If your neighbour has a complaint (i.e. Smoke blowing in through windows, health concerns, etc.) we ask that you please be courteous and put out the fire. Should a complaint come in to the Fire Department we will investigate, and if it is deemed necessary we will revoke the permit.