2022 Burn Permit Application Process 

You must apply for a burn permit if you'd like to have an outdoor fire in the Town of Orangeville. All outdoor fires are regulated through the Town of Orangeville Open Air Burning By-law. Please review the bylaw and ensure your properties compliancy before applying. 

The Orangeville Fire Service will not be attending properties to perform the usual routine inspections to ensure compliancy due to COVID-19. You will be required to submit photos, and drawing/sketch of your burn container and the area where your burn container is placed at the time of application. 

 Backyard fire pit with identified risks numbered and described

Fees

It costs $30 for a burn permit. Payments will be done online through the burn permit application system. 

Outdoor fire regulations

All outdoor fires must comply with regulations outlined in the Town of Orangeville Open Air Burning By-law. We may revoke your permit if you don't comply with the by-law. Here are some burn regulations:

  • fire must be contained in a manufactured fire bowl, chiminea or outdoor fireplace. It also must have a spark arrester, or mesh lid. 
  • the burning container must be 3 metres away from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire or any other combustible material
  • only clean and dry wood may be burned
  • burning is only permitted between 12 p.m. and 11 p.m. 
  • do not burn during smog alerts, fog, rain or dry conditions


Submit A Burn Permit Application 

Frequently Asked Questions

  What can I burn in my fire?

  • Only clean and dry wood can be burned. Yard waste, tree fall, and other waste is strictly prohibited. A burn permit can be revoked and bylaw changes can be laid for failure to comply with the by-law

 How long is a burn permit valid for?

  • Burn permits are for the calendar year, expiring every December 31.

 When can I have a fire?

  • Burning is permitted between 12 p.m. and 11 p.m. only. Do not burn during smog alerts, fog, rain or dry condition. Watch The Town of Orangeville website, and Orangeville Fire Service social media to ensure there is not a burn ban

 What if I don’t follow the by-law regulations?

  • A burn permit can be revoked for failure to comply with the by-law. At the discretion of the Fire Chief and Town of Orangeville By-law staff, charges can also be laid.

 Where can I place my burning container to ensure it meets the requirements?

  • The burning container must be 3.0 metres (9 feet, 10 inches) from any building, structure, property line, tree, hedge, fence, roadway, overhead wire, other combustible article or obstruction.  It also must have a spark arrester, or mesh lid. 

Sensitive Receptor Registry

A burn permit may be revoked if there is a Sensitive Receptor within 45 metres of your property. Find out more about the Sensitive Receptor Registry.