Non-Recreational Open Fires

Non-Recreational Open Fires

Non-Recreational Open Fires

Rural settlement areas only

Inspection Required

Annual Cost is $122 If it’s your first permit, you are new owners of the property or you have changed the location of your fire pit.

Annual Cost after an inspection $58

 Permits are good from date of purchase to December 31 of that year.


 Ground Protection Required


  • Burn pile 2m x 2m (6.5' x 6.5') with maximum height of 2m (6.5')
  • Noncombustible border (stone, steel, etc)
  • Noncombustible base (stone, sand, etc)


Where can I have one?


Rural Area Only

  • at least 20m (65') from each property line,
  • at least 20m (65') from each building or structure
  • at least 6m (20') from each combustible structure or object
    • fence, trees, etc




  • Burning with valid permit only
  • Burning between 6:00 pm and midnight
  • Have method to extinguish fire (water, etc)
  • Burning by competent adult only & always attended
  • Report out of control fires immediately
  • Be respectful of neighbors
  • Burn only clean dried wood or charcoal
  • If wind is less than 20 kilometers per hour
  • Notify Fire Dispatch at 705-472-1221 prior to burning and when fire extinguished


  • No burning during rain or fog
  • No burning of grass, plastics, painted materials
  • No burning if you do not have signed permission from building/property owner
  • No burning during a fire ban

Fire Pit General Design

Combustible ring

Location on Property (distances on front – keep combustible structures / objects away from pit)