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Drummond/North Elmsley Tay Valley Fire Rescue Burn Permits

Apply for your online permit today.

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YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CALL WHEN HAVING AN AGRICULTURAL FIRE.

Toll-free: 1-833-973-1200

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CALL WHEN HAVING A RESIDENTIAL FIRE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for an open air fire permit?

Any resident (over 18 years of age) who lives in Tay Valley Township or Drummond/North Elmsley Township may apply for an open air fire permit. Residents who are renting will require approval from their landlord before an open air fire permit can be issued.

How can I obtain an open air fire permit?

You may register online using this website, or you can call 613-267-2596 ext. 4.

What can I burn?

Materials to be burned shall only be wood products.

Do I need an open air fire permit?

An open air fire permit is required before you start any type of fire on your property with the exception of barbeques and propane fueled appliances/pits.

How much does an open air fire permit cost?

It is FREE to obtain a residential and/or agricultural open air fire permit.

Does the open air fire permit expire?

All open air fire permits expire annually on December 31 so residents need to re-register for an open air fire permit each year.

What is the difference between a RESIDENTIAL open air fire permit and an AGRICULTURAL open air fire permit?

A RESIDENTIAL open air fire permit includes but is not limited to campfires, fire pits, chimneas, incinerators (burn barrels), outdoor fireplaces, etc. All RESIDENTIAL open air fires must be less than 30" in height and diameter. An AGRICULTURAL open air fire permit is for any fire that is larger than 30" in height and diameter. As long as your property meets the required setbacks, property owners can have both a residential and agricultural open air fire permit on file.