Recreational and Open Air Burn Permits

To apply for a recreational or open air fire permit, please fill in all of the required fields. Upon submitting the form, you will be directed to a confirmation page stating that your application has been received. Within 3 business days you will receive an email from which will include your 2020 Open Air Fire Permit number. This email will also include instructions on how to pay for your permit. Your permit will not be considered active until payment has been received. The Recreational burn permit cost is $25 and the Open Air burn permit is $30. 

If you do not have an email address, or to apply for an Oversize Burn Permit please contact the Fire Administration Office at 905-753-2230. 


Please choose a permit by selecting all of the requirements for either a Recreational Burn or an Open Air Burn.  

(For all other permits including Oversized, Farm and Specialty, please contact the Fire Administration Office at 905-753-2230.)

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Select a burn site from anything that can catch on fire such as vegetation, buildings, structures, fences, trees and hydro wires.

  2. May burn wood only.

  3. No burning of any material that is normally collected under the County's garbage and blue box collection programs as well as, building material, demoltion material, wood by-products or petroleum products such as; roofing materials, tires, railroad ties, etc.

  4. Do not burn on windy days or during a Burn Ban.

  5. Keep a rake, shovel and water nearby.

  6. Fires must be attended at all times by a capable adult.

  7. Every person who starts a fire is responsible to ensure it is out. Drown hot coals thoroughly.

  8. Weather conditions must be favourable. Do not burn on windy days. Burn during the coolest, dampest, calmest time of day and not when it’s hot and dry.

  9. Burns must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times - drown the fire before leaving the site.

  10. Burning near highways/roadways - do not allow smoke from your fire to affect visibility on highways/roadways.

  11. It is the responsibility of the Owner/Designate to ensure there is no Burn Ban in affect at any given time. Burn bans in affect will be posted on the website; or local media. 

  12. Any contraventions will terminate this permit and may result in fees and charges. If you do not follow safe burning practices and the Fire Department is dispatched you will be fined for the cost of the response in accordance with the Prescribed Fees for Service Bylaw 66/2020.