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 (188.8.131.52.) prohibits all open air burning except for small confined cooking fires and other fires that have been “approved” by the Fire Chief.
The 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
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick
|Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
76 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw
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 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 ourfor some general information regarding Open Air Burning.