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Please note that a $35.00 fee will be charged to acquire an Open Air Burning Permit as of JULY 1ST, 2016.  

The Ontario Fire Code (2.6.2.4.) prohibits all open air burning except for small confined cooking fires and other fires that have been “approved” by the Fire Chief.

The PDF icon Open Air Burning By-Law 2016-0019 has changed in 2016.  Open air burning is considered to be any fire set outside, other than cooking food on a small confined grill.  Campfires, brush/branches/stumps, burn barrels and construction site fires are examples of open air burning.

Do you know that Open Air Burning requires a permit from the Fire Chief?

Permits for Open Air Burning can be obtained from:

Keswick Fire Station

165 The Queensway South, Keswick

Cash/Cheque
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civic Centre
26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick
 
Cash/Debit/Cheque
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pefferlaw Library
76 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw
 
Cash ONLY
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

*Excluding Statutory Holidays

Remember, if the Fire department is called and no authorization has been obtained, you are liable to pay costs for the Fire Department response and/or charged under the PDF icon Open Air Burning By-law 2016-0019 or both.  Our Fees and Services By-law provides further information. 

Regardless of authorization, the person that starts the fire is responsible for any effect that fire or smoke may have on neighbouring persons or property.

Check out our  Quick Reference Guide for some general information regarding Open Air Burning.