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Burn Permit

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Burn Permit

No permit is required if the dimensions of the open air fire are smaller than one (1) cubic meter (3’x3’x3’).

An open air fire shall be used to burn only dry firewood.

An open air fire shall be located at a minimum distance of 5 meters (16 feet) from any part of a main building, any rear or side lot line or property limit, any tree, hedge, fence, overhead wiring and any combustible material.

If the base of the open air fire cannot be located at a minimum of 5 meters (16 feet), the open air fire shall be contained within an outdoor fireplace, which reduces the minimum distances to 2 meters (6 feet). The outdoor fireplace shall be a manufactured, non-burnable, enclosed container designed to hold a small fire for decorative purposes, which does not exceed 1 cubic meter in size, includes a chimney and a spark arrestor. The outdoor fireplace must be located on a non-burnable surface (stone, brick, concrete etc…)

It is mandatory to be in possession of a burning permit if any open air fire is bigger than one (1) cubic meter (3’X3’X3’).


To Obtain a Fire Permit

For additional information, contact the municipal by-law enforcement service at (613) 673-4797 ext. 204.

Applications are available at the Town Hall located at 205 Old Highway 17, Plantagenet. 

The permit fee is $50.00 for a period of 90 days.

NOTE:  Persons setting open air fires or brush fires without a permit (or if the fire burns out of control) will be charged a user fee if the Fire Department responds and/or may be subject to a fine under the Provincial Offences Act.